After reading Pamela Perry’s article “White Means Never Having to Say You’re Ethnic” I can conclude that my high school was much like Clavey. I grew up in Troy, which claims to be one of the more diverse cities in Michigan. The demographics in Troy are what make it a place where people want to send their kids to school. The diversity is part of the learning experience. I grew up with many Asian, Indian, African American, and Middle Eastern friends so the cultural norm for me was one of diversity. I believe Perry was trying to see how diversity in schools influences the way that whiteness is considered the social norm. In a school where the majority of the student body is white, the culture that is associated with “whiteness” becomes the norm. If you do not fall into the category of white, you are a minority and your culture is different. When the whites are the minority in a school then the predominant race would then become the cultural norm. However, if the races are equally mixed in a school then no single race can claim to be the social norm. My high school was very diverse and although not all of the races were equal, not one was dominant. Whites and Asians were the majority, Afican Americans and Hispanics would have been considered minorities. Since there was not a single majority race like at Valley Groves we had a unique social norm that was one where everyone was considered the same, and that was our culture.