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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:09 PM

At least some of the time? I'm mixed Asian and White and I get frustrated having to list off all my ethnicities.Apparently "mixed" is never enough an explanation for people.X| I get they're interested but I always wanna respond with just ONE answer to make it simple. 

For example I'm part Italian so I could just say Italian cuz I look it. If I say Asian they'll be all "but you don't look 100%". 

Well-spotted. Not like anyone's gonna test my genes for proof. Anyone else pass?

 

i feel this was posted already but i can't find it....


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:17 PM

Yeah, people are weird about race and how you're "supposed" to look, even within ethnic groups. 


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:22 PM

I just go with ''White Other' on forms & official documents and never specify. People don't really ask in my case though because I look Western apparently. When I do tell people that I'm in fact Turkish sometimes they think I'm joking. :S


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:29 PM

I just go with ''White Other' on forms & official documents and never specify. People don't really ask in my case though because I look Western apparently. When I do tell people that I'm in fact Turkish sometimes they think I'm joking. :S

Wtf guess they've never seen a Turk before?XD I've known quite a few Turks and they vary from light and dark features. Then again too many Americans can't locate Turkey on a map. Sad mayne...


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 03:40 PM

Wtf guess they've never seen a Turk before?XD I've known quite a few Turks and they vary from light and dark features. Then again too many Americans can't locate Turkey on a map. Sad mayne...

 

I don't know what it means to look Turkish so I always just shrug. Lol. I don't think we have any distinct physical features so not sure what people expect to see. I tried asking before but all I got was 'I don't know, you just don't look it.'  :blink:


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:40 AM

Yeah, people are weird about race and how you're "supposed" to look, even within ethnic groups. 

it pisses me off even when i know it's their own fault for being ignorant of other populations. like blonde hair and blue eyes are supposed to be a European thing. Well usually, but in the Phillipines and some parts of Africa they're seen as well. Just with different hair textures. Solomon island tribe for xampleblonde-hair-solomon-islands.jpg


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:01 AM

I'm half asian but people always think I'm just white bc I have v fair skin.
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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:02 AM

i look white af, especially in the winter, but my dad is white-vietnamese and my ma's black-taino puerto rican

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 06:05 AM

I mean, I look pretty hispanic so I've never had my race questioned in Florida because hispanics are everywhere lol. During my exchange in Germany though, people thought I was Turkish. Fair assumption since typically the only people with tan skin and black hair/eyes were Turkish people, which there are a lot of there.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:35 AM

Well im half black half white and I'm basically just in the middle looks wise. No way I could pass for white, but I'm too light and I don't have black hair, so no one thinks I'm just black either. So no not really lol, although I have gotten Spanish, Morrocan, Egyptian and South American before, if my hair is straight.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:39 AM

I'm straight up strange looking. I'm not ugly, but it's pretty impossible to pin down my genetic origins. 

 

I'm tall (5'10''), but I'm built like an Amazon which I rarely see. Most of the tall girls I know are either butch are lanky. There doesn't seem to be too many Wonder Woman's walking about. 

My hair is dark brown, but it changes to so many shades. I'm currently blonde so it makes everything look even more odd. It's also pin straight. Like Asian straight which isn't common outside of that ethnicity. My eyes are also BLACK. Not dark brown, but actually black.

My face is odd, too. I can look Asian, Native, Swedish, European and straight up vanilla at times. But my skin tans to an olive, European colour, not that white girl burned or hispanic brown.


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:10 AM

LOL.

"Are you Hawaiian?" "Are you Brazilian?" "What the hell are you?"

 

I'm Mexican and Korean. I don't pass as either. Koreans are like "OMG I can see the Asian in you but you don't look like either!" Same with hispanics/latinos. 

 

At this point I just want to move to Brazil. No one ever bothered me about my race/ethnicity there  :D


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:31 AM

LOL.

"Are you Hawaiian?" "Are you Brazilian?" "What the hell are you?"

 

I'm Mexican and Korean. I don't pass as either. Koreans are like "OMG I can see the Asian in you but you don't look like either!" Same with hispanics/latinos. 

 

At this point I just want to move to Brazil. No one ever bothered me about my race/ethnicity there  :D

Not even gonna f-ing lie I'mconsidering doing the same[cept not Brazil, someplace else]. I'm pretty friggin sick of people bothering me about my race. Ffs I live in the US and I'm tired of people asking, "No, where are you really from?" I  don't mind people asking what my race is but when they assume it's annoying as hell.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:36 AM

Well, I'm latina but also white-passing...

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

In photos people always think I’m Asian.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:35 PM

i am black but people guessed south asian


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:34 AM

A lot of people don't believe I'm 3/4 white British because my grandmother's genes are very strong in me, but then nobody ever asks if I'm Filipino, they always want to know if I'm Chinese

 

 

Funny surprise happened last summer when I saw my grandmother and asked her about her grandparents and she said her grandfather was Chinese

 

So I guess they weren't completely incorrect because I'm apparently 1/16 Chinese??? xD


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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:05 PM

i am really white, scandinavian (white skin, light hair, light eyes)

but i dye my hair black and suddenly people respond with ''but u look italian''

and my name is latin and for most people it sounds italian so they are really confused when i tell them i am not

when i am tired i just nod my head if they asked me if i am italian lol



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:41 PM

I'm so mixed I'm not sure what I am, but I usually get Ukrainian. Once someone guessed French Canadian, and I was surprised and had to correct to something along the lines of Russian-German(the least)-Ukranian-Polish-Belarus-possibly Middle Eastern, etc.

 

I know my dad has most issues with this. He constantly gets mistaken as Pakistani, Turkish, Russian, Italian, and who knows what else :P


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:52 PM

I'm really mixed so my mother is Caribbean and my dad is white. My mums side is mixed with black Chinese and Indian. No one can really guess where I'm from, so I can pretty much pass as Spanish/Brazilian, half Indian, Italian and I get Arab a lot in London or even Jewish, so yea a lot of places. People never believe me when I say I'm half black.



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