My classmates and I found out this morning that the woman who’d jumped from the top of the building was not a student at our school, but a young Taiwanese schoolteacher.

I was talking to my friend about it today, and she said that yesterday, when the rumor was still that the girl was a Korean student at the Mandarin Training Center who’d killed herself over her boyfriend, her teacher had announced to the class that “Korean girls often kill themselves over relationship issues.” Wow. I guess it is just too hard for some people to shut up about their own stupid prejudices even after something happens that would horrify most normal people.