This week, students engaged in small talk but dug deep into 'appropriateness'. We talked about whether it's ok to say certain things in English and a discussion about race and gender came up. Two students modeled a short dialog and one asked the other if they were Mexican because they 'looked Mexican'. A couple of other students commented that is considered inappropriate and racist in America. It was a poignant way to demonstrating that there are certain things that we can and cannot say in English.