I went to a conference about Mental Health and the Somali community. To be honest, I only went because my friends are the organisers. It's not an area that I am immediately attracted to. I saw a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time and one, L, introduced me to a third person because there might be things we could work on together in future, approaches or projects we might have in common. I really didn't warm to her. I felt I wasn't making myself clear and there was no natural rapport. Immediately I blamed it on the fact that she is black Carribean-descent. I saw our lack of rapport as a function of her ethnicity, instead of because she's just someone I don't particularly get along with...

hmmm... an interesting equation I suddenly came up with. I'm not really sure why either.

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