Tracy Borres is now the flavor of the month as far as viral blog posts go – and this is in the worst way possible. Borres is the alleged author of a now-controversial entry that discussed in detail the experience of going on an immersion program. Screen caps of the essay appeared on a certain Franco‘s Multiply account and have since been a lightning rod for comments and blog posts.
Smoke has actually saved all of us from the painstaking process of transcribing off the screen caps.
The gist basically is that Ms. Borres found the experience of having to live among the indigenous people of Zambales to be a very harrowing experience. She made countless remarks about how backward their way of living was and how inconvenient it was for her to be herself in a strange environment. Among the other talking points were the lack of hygiene of the Aetas and a few slurs that could have been intrepreted as having an almost racist slant.