To be honest, I have forgotten what it is like to live in the U.S.
I know this in part by what I experience when I return -- the strange interactions I feel between myself and other people.
I also know it when I realize I have no passion for racial issues. Earlier this year I was invited to join a panel to look at creating a course customized for minorities in the U.S., and found myself curiously uninterested.
When I read the following article from the New York Times, I knew that a lot had changed, because I could not relate to the issues after 2+ years of living in Jamaica.
The article, entitled "In Student's Eyes, Look-Alike Lawyers Don't Make the Grade" describes how students are rating law firms on the diversity of their lawyers. It makes for interesting reading, on many level, and I recommend it highly.
However, I no longer felt emotionally tied to the problem it describes, and this is a feeling I welcome. Not to say that everyone should have the same reaction, but just to report that my own response surprised me just a little.