Describe what you tried to do I tried to wear brighter clothes since most of my wardrobe is dark. Since, I’m a stem computer science major, we get the stereotype of being very bland and uncreative. I decided to ask a few other random students on the first floor library where the computer lab is.
What were their reactions to you? What did they think your name was? Your major? Did you find them responding to you differently than people ordinarily do? One student thought I was an English major and another one thought I was a theater major. The bright clothes did work to make me seem more creative. However, another student said I was either biology/math/engineering just because I am Asian. The names people came up with with my new persona were: Marc, Fred, and Steve. I felt like they were sensitive on hurting my feelings and getting the questions wrong.
Your conclusions about the experience. The sensible beauty can hide truth of what major I really am. However, there are still racial stereotypes with academic majors , which I think that would be near impossible to mask what ethnicity I am. Even though i still got Engineering with one of the test subjects I think majority still thought I was in the bachelor of arts program on campus.