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    Aug 3, 2015

    21 Assumptions Multiracial People Are So Over

    It's totally OK to call a person exotic.

    1. Your parents' meeting was a grandiose, cinematic adventure of forbidden love.

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    2. And one of your parents is definitely white.

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    No doubt.

    3. Being multiracial means you automatically know at least five additional languages.

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    4. And if you don't have any additional language skills, you don't care at all about your parents' culture.

    5. Being multiracial has made you super confused about your racial identity.

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    6. You absolutely love it when people talk about how much they want to be multiracial.

    7. The different sides of your family don't get along with each other, by default.

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    8. You grew up surrounded by an exotic fusion of cuisines from several corners of the world.

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    Exotic.

    9. Speaking of exotic, it's the highest compliment you can ever possibly hope to be awarded.

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    Intelligent? Dynamic? No. But exotic? Shit.

    10. You thoroughly enjoy hearing people say your family is the face of the future.

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    It's been said the multiracial families will cure the world of racism, just by existing.

    11. It's chill for people to ask about "what" you are.

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    Because you're a "what," just like a trophy or a fire hydrant.

    12. It's also perfectly acceptable for someone to ask "where are you really from" multiple times in a conversation.

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    13. Because you're multiracial, you're definitely going to have an elaborate destination wedding.

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    14. Depending on the time of day, location, and how you're dressed, you're not related to one or more of your parents.

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    15. Since you're not fully one racial identity or the other, you can't authentically speak to any racial experience.

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    16. Being multiracial automatically makes you stunningly beautiful.

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    17. And hair? Yours is absolutely perfect. Because you're multiracial.

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    18. You love answering questions about your parents' home countries.

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    Idaho, it's a beautiful land.

    19. People also assume that you identify with one parents' culture over the other.

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    20. Even if your parents are an interracial couple, they definitely want you to date someone with the same racial identity as you.

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    21. And of course, there are the hordes of people assuming it's OK to talk about how good your kids will look.

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    (Because they will look good, and it won't be due to exotifying comments).

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