Algerian Soccer Team and Identity

Watching the game today challenged my sense of National Identity.  I had an expectation of the players to look more – well – Algerian.  I was not expecting a blond haired guy on the team.  I had expectations of what I thought the National Identity of the team was – I was wrong.  I had to assimilate, and the process was interesting – finding reasons in my mind for why they didn’t look like I thought they should have.

I asked one of our African students the reason for why that was, and he satisfied my curiosity.  He also gave a pretty good answer.

Our expectations should be consistent with what’s really out there.  We can change our expectations accordingly.

Check out this article for the reason.

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