This post is not about them.
This post is about a "weird travel adventure" one of the twelve, a Karishma Pais, relates here. It boils down to this: had to get to "Stratten Island" (sic), bought a bus ticket, bus seriously delayed, bought plane ticket instead, slept in airport, took flight, took another long bus ride, got there.
But her account has these lines:
- Reached the Greyline bus stop in downtown Chicago on time. It was pretty scary, since most of the other commuters were low income African Americans. Their size and perpetual scowls can be quite intimidating ... After haggling with another intimidating African American Female Manager ...
And I thought travel, especially "weird travel adventures", opened and broadened minds.