lol What's art school got to do with different types of people?
I went to a regular public school and we had different types of people. You just learn to accept people as they are. We had a GayxStraight Alliance club at my school. And while I didn't join it, I understood that you can't help who you love. You just have to be more open to different ways of life.
But I still fail to see how an art school ties into this. Is it because the more ~*~artsy~*~ a school is, the more likely you are to run into people of different sexual orientations? And are you saying that regular public schools or religious private schools do not teach this tolerance? I am somewhat confused and intrigued.
No need to get defensive. Nobody's saying regular public school is holy-crap intolerant.
It's that you tend to find a more colorful array of people in schools that focus on the arts. I would think being submerged into that kind of environment teaches tolerance through having shared a common interest. The more you're exposed, the more 'open-minded' you are, and the more 'normal' everything is.
Either way, nobody 'taught' us tolerance, it just kind of was. This is just a poll.
I'm sorry, Windy. I didn't mean to come off sounding defensive. I suppose the question just seemed so strange to me. <3
True, you have a point. I'm in the art department at my university, and there are a lot of different types of people who attend. Perhaps I just did not see them as much in high school. But I guess I can see where you're coming from. Art does have a way of bringing different types of people together, which is most definitely a good thing. I suppose it's because in my public school - and in the area where I live - there are a lot of different types of people. And I suppose in a lot of public schools, they do not want sexual orientation to cause a disturbance during classes (that's what my high school principal would say sometimes). Which is ridiculous in my opinion.
I wasn't necessarily 'taught' tolerance. Mostly because when you're already a minority (interracial, black x white), you learn to accept people as they are and just be open to others. I mean, heck, I was teased enough as kid for being different. It wouldn't be right to make fun of others because of their own differences.
Ah yeah xD; S'fine. Sorry for being a little bitepug about it.
A lot of religious private schools don't allow openly gay students, and public schools (generally, I guess it depends on where you are) aren't very friendly environments anywhere xD;
I don't really think I've had many problems being an ethnic minority, though. I'm Mexican xD... (I guess that's a majority?) Half the people I meet first time around don't believe me because I look 'too white', but y'know xD'... In HS you'd kind of see everyone socializing, and I think the transition from there to college was hardly an adjustment, considering :]
I do think we need more arts programs in our schools, though... GOOD arts programs :/ They seem to die out really quickly.