Buzz·Posted on Oct 14, 201421 Feelings All Mixed-Race People KnowIt ain't easy being the face of the future.by Jennifer SchafferBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Confusion, when someone says they want to marry within their race. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX / Via missliterati.com You realize that's... racist... right? 2. Excitement, when you get to travel to another part of the world to visit your relatives. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF TBS / Via pandawhale.com Time to go to the Philippines!!! 3. Pride, for multiple teams during the Olympics. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF psy-rph.tumblr.com Go Germany. Go India. Go Nigeria. Can't lose! 4. Frustration, whenever someone asks "Where are you from?" or "No, really, where are you from?" or "What are you?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF WWE I dunno, bro, what are you? Besides oblivious. 5. Irritation, when others assume you're just one thing or another. HBO / Via gravityartbitch.tumblr.com I will not be reduced! 6. Ambivalence, about the term "halfie." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via lipstickalley.com You feel pretty damn whole. 7. Awe, when you realize the incredible stories and rich histories that led to your existence. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The CW / Via dreamersrpc.tumblr.com If Britain hadn't colonized the Caribbean and the Chinese hadn't traveled to the West Indies and Grandpa hadn't met Grandma at a Korean church in Miami... would I EXIST? 8. Exhaustion, when you get racially-charged catcalls or come-ons. Grosvener Park Productions "You're curvy for an Asian" is not a good start. 9. Certainty, that in a hundred years most of us will be "mixed" anyway. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Via imogenpoots-rph.tumblr.com Watch out, purists. 10. Unamused, when people play an unsolicited round of "Guess Your Ethnicity." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal / Via thisisanotherdepressingblog.tumblr.com "Thai? Caribbean? Japanese? Pakistani?" Honestly, all of those sound delicious -- take-out's on you, right? 11. Disbelief, when someone treats you like you're not "Asian enough," "black enough," "white enough," "Hispanic enough," "Indian enough..." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Relativity Media They're just jealous. 12. Anticipation, for getting to share so many different cultures with your kids someday. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF twilight--rpg.forumtwilight.com They're in for an awesome, diverse upbringing. 13. Gratitude, for getting to experience two or three or five different cultures growing up. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS / Via vulture.com You learned traditional Japanese dance and you read Hebrew. 14. Stunned, when you're out with one parent and someone asks if you're adopted. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via dailydot.tumblr.com Um, rude. 15. Hunger, for a variety of delicious cuisines from around the globe. Flickr: of_guido / Via Creative Commons Family gatherings are literally the definition of "fusion food." 16. Ticked off, when others think they can decide whether or not you are a "person of color." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via cdn.hitfix.com Yeah, no. That's not their call. 17. Joy, when you get to talk about your culture. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF consultingsister.tumblr.com Because you love being multicultural, and it's nice when you get to talk about it in a context other than explaining your existence (see #4). 18. Uncertainty, during Doppleganger Week. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Village Roadshow Pictures / Via heroes-get-made.tumblr.com Who do I look like? 19. Annoyance, when a standardized test asks you to "select only one ethnicity." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF adoringmariah.tumblr.com Seriously? What is this, a purebred sorting hat? Why "just one"?! 20. Indifference, to any haters. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF beyandlaurieurbanrphelp.tumblr.com You keep hating. We'll just be out here, living in the beautiful quadruple-racial future. 21. Confidence, when someone tells you how beautiful mixed kids are. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS / Via ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com Thumbs down if you're fetishizing me, but two big thumbs up if you're appreciating the undeniable beauty of multiculturalism.