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I know. I know, Mom, you don’t need to apologize. I’ll find something, don’t worry. I gotta go. I love you too, bye. ¿Usted lo ve el viernes pasado? No, no él no apareció. ¿ Y por qué no? Por qué él dijo que estaba con su novia. ¡De ninguna manera! >> Would you speak English, please?
You know, it’s kind of rude? >> [LAUGH] Okay, so it’s rude to speak Spanish. >> No, no, I just, when you speak Spanish I can’t, I’m left out of the conversation. >> [SOUND] I mean, you do know that this party we’re going to is at the Latino Cultural Center, so there may just be a few more rude people there. >> Rico. >> I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean- >> We know, it’s okay. Are you okay? >> It’s nothing, I tried using my dining card and it kept getting rejected. So I called my mom and she’s having financial issues. >> It’s not a big deal, I just have to get a part-time job, that’s all. >> Have you eaten today?
>> No. >> Well then we’d better hustle over to the LCC, I heard it’s being catered by Casa Fiesta and that food goes fast. >> Casa Fiesta, do you think they’re hiring? >> I don’t know, let’s find out.
>> Is this spicy or mild? >> It’s spicy, enjoy. >> Excuse me? >> Yes? >> Are you hiring? >> Are we hiring? >> Yes, Casa Fiesta. >> I don’t know, you’ll have to call the restaurant. >> Okay, thank you.
This is so good. >> I’ve already had five, I wanted to get more but I think people were starting to give me looks. [LAUGH] >> Doesn’t this make you homesick? >> It makes me sick, but just in my stomach, not for my home. >> You don’t like tacos, how is that possible? Are you, like, allergic? >> No, I am Argentinian. >> Tacos are Mexican, I am not. >> Don’t worry, I made the same mistake. I mean who doesn’t like tacos, right, it’s tacos. [LAUGH] >> Freshman year I tell Connor here I’m missing my family, so to cheer me up he takes me to Taco Bell. >> It cheered me up.
>> I must have told him, like, 20 times, I’m Argentinian, no quiero Taco Bell. >> God, you’re never gonna let me live that down. >> See that’s why we have parties like this, not only is there free food but it’s educational. Go on Connor, tell her, how many countries speak Spanish? >> 21, and apparently they don’t all eat tacos. [LAUGH] >> [LAUGH] >> [LAUGH]
>> Be right back. Hey, Kelly, is something wrong? >> No, I just need to be going. >> Well, what was up with the wallflower routine? >> Well, unfortunately I’ve developed this annoying condition where I keep sticking my foot in my mouth. >> [LAUGH] All right, well it sounds like you might need to see a doctor, and fortunately for you there is a doctor here. >> That’s okay, it’s best if- >> Come on. So Dr. Romero may not be able to cure your condition, but I did hear that the good doctor is going to hire some new lab assistants. >> Really? >> Uh-huh, kitchen. But after singing you praises, Dr. Romero wants to meet you. >> He does?
>> Yes, [LAUGH] she does. Dr. Romero, I’d like to introduce you to my good friend, this is Kelly Lewis. >> Nice to meet you, Kelly. I hear you’re looking for a job? >> I’ll give you two some privacy.
>> So? >> I’m sorry about earlier. >> It’s understandable. You heard my accent, I was holding salsa, and you assumed I was the caterer. >> But I shouldn’t have, that was my fault, I’m truly sorry. >> It’s okay. >> I feel like I’ve been apologizing a lot lately, it’s been a rough day. >> Rico told me about your situation.
>> My mom works really hard, but it’s tough trying to make ends meet when you’re raising three kids on your own. >> I was raised by a single mother too, it’s very difficult.
Believe it or not, Kelly, I think we may have a lot in common.
My office hours are on there, come by on Tuesday and we’ll talk about that job. >> Thank you, Dr. Romero, thank you. >> And it was nice meeting you for the second time.
Please watch this video and learn how it takes time and practice to develop dexterity with diversity. We will make mistakes. What is important is that we learn from our mistakes and come to understand and appreciate differences in others. We can move beyond using stereotypes.
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