Just to belabor the point some more, Judd, Rachel and Pedro are sitting around the table discussing Cory. Because Bunim-Murray believes we are stupid, we have this scene to spell out for us that Cory doesn't know what to think half the time, and even if she does have an opinion, she's not strong enough to stand up for what she believes in.
Later, the roommates (sans Puck and Judd) are sitting around the dinner table, and Mohammed very nicely explains to Cory why Stephanie was upset when Cory asked if she was "part white." I'm going to assume that everyone reading this has the five necessary brain cells to rub together, and that I don't need to list Mohammed's reasons. A sniveling Cory reiterates how bad she feels and says, "That wasn't like a compliment and it wasn't like a put-down. It was just like a question." Yes, an extremely rude and tactless question. Mohammed reassures her that nobody is mad at her, and Pam gets up to give Cory a hug. She relates an anecdote that reveals how she used to call Asian people "Oriental" when she was a child, because she didn't know any better, and then she found out that "Oriental" refers to objects, not people. The only important part of that story is that it took place when Pam was a child. How does Cory not know by her age that it's just not okay to go around asking people you've barely met what their ethnic makeup is?
"What it boils down to is that I have to decide what is right for me and hold onto that and stick to that," says the Cory voice-over, as we see footage of her signing up to volunteer in the San Francisco school district. So there we have it. Cory has Purpose and Direction now. I hope they don't put her in with high-schoolers, because they will just eat her alive.
In an interview, Mohammed says, "I approached [Rachel], like, after we had the big debate about politics, and I showed some interest in what she was doing, and I think that kinda let her know that I wasn't just out to slight her because she's conservative and Republican." Wow, that's two Bunim-Murray-style crises solved in one episode. They must have been really short on usable footage that week. Then Mohammed tells us that he had the idea of getting everyone together to read a little statement they'd written because he felt that "so many people in the house, especially a lot of the women, had just been talked over." Rachel is nervous that the roommates will "come out with all these great little poems and I'll say, 'I don't like Judd,'" so she picked a poem to read instead of writing something of her own. Personally, I feel that "I don't like Judd" is a fine statement, and one that can't be repeated too often.