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15 Experiences Every Multiracial Person Understands

Because you've been having these conversations since you were a kid.

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1. Excuse me, what ARE you?

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I don't even know you!!

2. You don't look like you are.

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Yeah, it sucks when people think I'm not part of the family.

3. Are you adopted?

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No...that's my dad.

4. You can't be both, you have to choose!

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Because you're not comfortable with me identifying as both? That's your problem.

5. So where are you REALLY from?

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Seriously, I'm from Canada.

6. You're not one of us.

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7. Oh, you're just half.

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Just half? As in, not really? Not enough? Not worthy?

8. 你好,我可以帮你吗?

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??? I'm not even Asian!

9. So you celebrate Christmas and Chanukah?

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10. You're so exotic!

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I know you mean that as a compliment, but let's save "exotic" for parrots and venus fly traps.

11. Why do you act white and deny your heritage?

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12. Your mom is the Asian one, right?

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13. I'm mixed too!

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You are?! Where did you grow up? Do you have siblings? Tell me your life story!!!

14. Can I touch your hair?

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15. Why do you have such a weird name?

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