Well first of i liked the Babakieuria video and thought it was very informative (in a interesting different way). I think it helps shed some understanding to non minorities how have very little understanding of what its really like to be a minority. The start of the video, were the “Blacks” find the barbecuing “Whites” and ask what they call this place, the “Whites” replay with “barbecue area”. The “Blacks” state “I like it” and then place their flag and claim it. This simple first part of the film has a deeper meaning then just something funny. Later in the film a “White” family is asked what they have planned for the founding holiday. The reply “oh i did not know about that” tells about the difference in views of the two cultures. The “Whites” had been their long before the “blacks” and their founding day would obviously not be the same as the “Blacks”. So the Whites” do not hold the founding day with any importance. Its interesting that the interviewer states the day is to celebrate how they (both “Blacks” and “Whites” cultures) have grown so much. Yet as you clearly see throw out the video, the”Blacks” are really only celebrating what they have done. Interesting to see the far different culture views explained here.
One of the most interesting facts i got from the book chapter 3 was conscious incompetence. I believe most of use reach this point very quickly when we enter a new culture. Most of use can pick up on non verbal contamination. This basic form of communication is cross cultural. If you were invited to eat at a friend home, in lets say Tonga. But you did not eat very much food. they may see this as a insinuate to there cooking. You may not even notice your wrong doing until you see how people are looking at you. At this point you will start to pick up that you may have done something wrong. Although you will not know what that is unless you ask or someone tells you. Non the less you know due to non verbal communication of a wrong. This is Conscious incompetence.