An old friend of mine hung out with me a couple of days ago during which time he and I caught up on recent events. I’m not exactly sure how we got onto the subject but, the conversation got steered into how and where he grew up. He went to a private boarding school as one of the few Indians on the campus. Because of that fact, he lost a lot of his own heritage and became “whitewashed” a slang term referring to when someone from a minority gains the properties of a Caucasian. I am obviously not speaking of the physical aspects but rather how it is that we act. It’s strange when I think of it, yet that is human nature at its very core. Being able to adapt to a situation should the need arise. It just goes to show how far it can actually develop when it envelopes an entire personality.