At the onset of her college days, Ruth experienced both negative and positive reactions from the community she interacted. Her Race influenced a lot the setbacks. Embarrassment greeted Ruth immediately she met with her roommate. The colleague inquired on the duration she has been in America. At another instance, the professor assumed her to be Japanese and insisted on knowing her opinion regarding Japanese style of management. As time progressed, at another incident author reveals a resident assistant who paused uncontrollably upon meeting Ruth. She expected her to be a Swedish. Furthermore, her fellow Asian colleague criticised a lot. They required Ruth to understand in their native language. The scenarios depict Ruth being turned away with a judgemental smile. Finally, the author talks of a situation in which Ruth had gone on a date with a white man. A Chinese girl in her done uttered a word that discouraged Ruth. The word was sarcastic. Ruth being told, "banana" mocked her religion (Lee &Christine 3).
On a rather pleasant note, the author mentions Ruth while being encouraged by a math professor. The professor assured her that she would do well especially with the skills associated with Asian people. It is quite clear that Ruth faced much negative criticism unlike positive criticism from her