(Grace and Samira are studying. There is a knock, and Matt sticks his head in)
MATT: Can I come in?
GRACE: Sure, I was just leaving.
SAMIRA: You don't have to.
GRACE: Aaron wanted the notes from Orgo remember, I'll go find him.
MATT: Aaron was here?
SAMIRA: Just for Grace.
GRACE: For those Orgo notes.
SAMIRA: Seriously, just for Grace and her Orgo notes.
MATT: If you say so.
SAMIRA: What, you don't trust me?
MATT: Of course I trust you, but we've only been dating a month and you guys had such an intense relationship.
SAMIRA: Well, it's over.
MATT: Ok. Pause. So have you heard about those interracial dating panels the administration set up?
MATT: Pretty silly right? As if anyone is against interracial dating these days.
SAMIRA: Um...there was just a hate crime.
MATT: Drunk frat boys. They do stupid things.
SAMIRA: Well they asked me to be on one.
SAMIRA: I'm the product of an interracial relationship and I'm in an interracial relationship? So I guess they figured I'd have some insight.
MATT: Oh, I don't think of us as being in an interracial relationship.
SAMIRA: How is that even possible?
MATT: I don't see race. I don't think of you like that.
SAMIRA: You don't see race...
MATT: No, I just see you.
SAMIRA: So you don't see that I'm Indian.
MATT: You're also white.
SAMIRA: Right, but I experience the world as a brown person.
MATT: But you're so pale. Anyway, it's not that I don't fully appreciate your Indian side. You're my Indian princess.
SAMIRA; You know what, I have a lot of work to do.
SAMIRA Really, I need to get this paper done. And prepare for the panel I don't need to be on.
MATT Are you mad?
SAMIRA: I just need to do this.
MATT: Then I'll stay and study with you.
SAMIRA: No, I need total quiet. No distractions.
SAMIRA: Fine, I'm mad. I'm mad at myself for thinking I could date a white guy and not have these kinds of conversations.
MATT: Hey now, that's not cool.
SAMIRA: Oh, so now you're offended. I thought you didn't see race.
MATT: Well if you're going to say "white guy" just like that. As if I'm nothing but my skin color.
SAMIRA: Suck it up.
MATT: Wow. Silence. I'm leaving then.
SAMIRA: See you in class.
(Matt exits and slams the door)