Factionalism on the lines of race, sex, and politics has proved to be a reality for me in my working life, much more so than my moderately liberal parents ever alluded to in my upbringing. My factionalism I inherited from what I'll deem the 'ideologically forbidden' has helped me more in the last few years career-wise than all the equality-based jingoism's my parents instilled in me. Equality-based liberalism and what my parents assured me I would find in the real world couldn't have been further from the truth. Perhaps it is indeed because I take an interest in such things and perhaps it is because I'm more observant, yet whatever the case may be, all the racial stereotypes I was told were ignorant and extinct out in the modern, liberal world, all are there and couldn't be more apparent.
I'm finding that all the racial and ideological factionalism's that the world tried to hide me from not only all still exist, they are bore out more than I could have ever imagined.
-the Asian/perfectionist/workaholic sits there and says nothing in the hour-long conference call, not even a nod, but indeed a socially-void, sharp focus is present at all times with her
-her Mexican counterpart is jovial/unfocused + sloppy while overall unworldly/clueless in the extreme with a sort of base-ignorance evident, unable to manage even her own schedule on her own
-the white woman from the East coast...... super social and hyper yet baseless and mainstream-stupid all in one, no real depth to her is evident yet she feigns it well enough through her never-ending volume and or social butterfly persona she emits, never shuts up about health food and some idiotic reality TV show to which I profess to watch as well as she drones on about social causes
-the black male is aloof and unsophisticated + completely sexually/carnally-based, unable to even stand in proximity of an attractive female coworker without warping his posture in base-level sexual mannerisms.....ignorance doesn't even factor in as a possibility as one comes to suspect this entity reached a maximum intelligence and or commonsensical level long ago and it occurred long before the tenth grade then tapered off into permanent mediocrity
-the Mexican male is as equally carnally-based as the black male yet does not posses the physicality of the previous yet is more persistent and ignorant, literally knowing nothing save for how to obey instructions and procreate..... all posses a 'baby-mama' who had their children, their interests primarily involve discussing which bars they intend to frequent that particular night with their paychecks..... all are lechers and all are single, as are all the Mexican women who I've encountered professionally, all single with children, near every one
-the white male is reserved and candid, observing with evident yet equally hidden disgust the societal-hell surrounding him, there is something with the cold Asian and the intense Jew, they both know, they see what I see, we are silent while the others are loud and boisterous, observing their incessant clamoring... I understand the Jew and am impressed, there is more here, socially observant and mindful, politically astute and intense and passionate yet not outwardly, there is a deep sophistication here and I respect it and it senses the same in me and I sense that he senses it in me, the Asian senses it to I can feel it...... it is indescribable, the others are deaf to it, our double-meaning utterances escaping them entirely and all the well as we are speaking of them