Everybody wants to belong...wants to be a part of something...something...anything that affirms who they are...Makes them feel...special, loved, unique, accepted, comfortable, needed.
You may not be the loud one with the purple hair, but be the soft-spoken one with hair in a bun. You may not be into basketball, video games, or Hip-Hop music but really love ballet, the theater, and classical music.
You see, we tend to gravitate to the people we feel most comfortable with. The Black kids to the Black kids...the athlete to the athletes...the White kids to the White kids...the punk-rocker to the punk-rockers...and so on and so on and so on, but that's just the way it is. Yes, we do mingle and interact with other people groups all of the time, but those relationships are...different from our relationships with those who are like us. The language is different. The topics of conversation are different. The comfort levels are different. The experiences are different.