26 Questions Mixed-Race People Are Really Very Tired Of Hearing

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NB: This may also apply to all sorts of other humans, including ethnic minorities, single-race people, and otherkin.

1. "Where are you from?"

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This isn't offensive if it's asked respectfully, but it might raise my hackles if you demand the answer before knowing anything about me. Particularly if you follow it up with...

2. "No, where are you from really?"

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YOU HAVE PASSED THE TEST. What all mixed people like to do, you see, is give a false answer the first time we're asked this. But you saw through this ruse! We'll be talking about your triumph at the meetings for years. Well done, you.

ALTERNATIVELY: Nope, I'm still from Swindon.

17. "Is this OK in your culture?"

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STOP! While I appreciate the cultural sensitivity, it might be an idea to find out, you know, what my culture is (or even if I have one) before you start feverishly pandering to it.

20. "What's a nice Greek girl like you doing in this neighbourhood?"

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I'm not actually Greek, Mr. Papadopoulos, but I too am wondering what I'm doing in this part of Swindon when the 13A doesn't even come this way.

24. "How many children do you have?"

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I noticed you asked that other lady if she had children, but you've asked me how many I have. I suspect this is because you didn't realise that I was being street when you overheard me talking about "the kids".

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