15 Asian Brazilians Talk About The Moment They Realized They Weren't Counted As "White"
"I wandered around a lot until I conformed to not belonging anywhere."
In Brazil, if you're Asian or of Asian descent, it isn't always obvious to recognize yourself as being anything other than white. Many Asian Brazilians often "pass" as white and can take advantage of many privileges that affords. However, Asian Brazilians still frequently encounter racism and have to deal with questions about their identity, self image and self esteem.
On behalf of BuzzFeed Brazil, I reached out to a Facebook group of Asian Brazilians called Perigo Amarelo and invited them to share their experiences of living in Brazil as an Asian or person of Asian descent, especially in terms of racism they've encountered and how they've navigated their identity. Here are their stories: