Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What is moral of this story?

"My young Yemeni friend, Abdo, who attends high school in Bensonhurst, told me that he played soccer after school almost every day. “Usually,” he volunteered, “the teams are Arabs against Russians.”

I was surprised that among teenage American boys, longstanding ethnic, political and cultural forces, even antagonisms, continued to define the divisions among them.

When I asked him why the teams were segregated this way, he explained, “It lets us call out plays to our teammates without the other side figuring out what we are doing.”"