This first post is sort of a one-off.
I went to Montreal last week with my girlfriend and a friend of ours, and while we were there, I constantly (their emphasis, not mine) referred to Montreal as being “not very diverse”.
Well, I looked it up. Montreal proper has about 1.6 million people 25% of whom are listed as a “visible minority” (which I think is sounds like something you’d hear on COPS) with Blacks (7.7%) and Arabs (4.3%) topping the list.
Let me tell you: while I was there, I felt like a “visible minority”.
Everywhere we went, the Quebecois ran up to me saying, “Beat McCain! Beat McCain!”. People handed me basketballs on the subway with one simple request: “Take it to the hole, Shaquille”.
It was insane, or, like being in middle school all over again.
But don’t get me wrong: it’s diverse.
Like a drama on the CW.
Or the traditional Greek system at your local university.
But I liked Montreal. The people are cool and I had a bomb-ass chicken sandwich there, so Je suis bien.