College campus students are sitting around in a horseshoe, deep in discussion.
JOHN: That’s not what I said, I’m just saying that I wouldn’t date a white girl, that’s all.
CALLIE: And why not?
JOHN: We’d be too different, they couldn’t possibly understand my experience. What do white girls know about discrimination?
CALLIE: Well in most parts of the world, if not all, women are still second-class citizens.
ANN: I think what John is saying is that here, in middle-class America, women aren’t subject to the same type of discrimination that he is.
JOHN: That’s what I’m saying. Maybe other guys can look past that, but for me it matters. Race is such a part of my reality that I don’t think I could relate to someone on that deeper level, if it wasn’t something they had to think about.