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    Sep 24, 2015

    21 Insane Things That Were Actually Said To People Of Color

    "What breed are you?"

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the craziest things said to them as people of color. Here are the most absurd quotes.

    1. "Track and field isn't fair to everyone because black people have an extra bone in their feet that makes them run faster."

    FOX / Via reactiongifs.com

    Submitted by Kendra Pittman, Facebook

    2. “All Asians are gold diggers.”

    Via giphy.com

    Submitted by rararoar

    3. "You're lucky. You don't look burnt like other black people."

    TNT / Via the-companions.tumblr.com

    Submitted by whitdrew22

    4. “Are you like woo-woo Indian or gas station Indian?”

    Via oddpad.com

    Submitted by Tharris296

    5. “Your vocabulary is big for a black girl!”

    VH1 / Via atrl.net

    Submitted by ZayBae

    6. “Does your house smell?”

    ABC / Via aveleyman.com

    Submitted by cat66

    7. “Wow, you look too dark to be Cuban.”

    BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com

    Submitted by markr466070de5

    8. "Can you see well with your eyes being so small?"

    YouTube / Via apoisonedbook.tumblr.com

    Submitted by Changmi Sober, Facebook

    9. “I had a black roommate last year but I’m so glad I have you now because you’re not, like, black black. You’re cool.”

    ABC / Via youtube.com

    Submitted by coffeeowl7

    10. “I bet I can guess what kind of Asian you are. I’m really good at it; I went through a huge Asian phase in high school.”

    Miramax / Via giphy.com

    Submitted by kirstiel3

    11. “You could definitely pass for white if you had straight hair and maybe a smaller nose.”

    Comedy Central / Via tenpointstogifindor.tumblr.com

    Submitted by jarianny

    12. “Do you know why black people are so good at basketball? … Because they already know how to run, steal, and shoot.”

    FOX / Via epicrapbattlesofhistory.wikia.com

    Submitted by imanif

    13. “I just love your shape. Ugh, I’m so jealous. When I was growing up black girls weren’t shaped like you.”

    FOX / Via youtube.com

    Submitted by mnet20

    14. “So, do you have papers? Did your parents come illegally?”

    Nickelodeon / Via nickatnite.com

    Submitted by jessym46abda8a4

    15. “What are you doing working out here? Coloreds should be working in the back.”

    Carsey-Werner Company / Via 90skindofworld.tumblr.com

    Submitted by jodyckim

    16. "Well, you’re lucky you’re light enough to pass as Asian."

    Via entasia.net

    Submitted by nikkih17

    17. “I wouldn’t date a black girl because they’re all just too crazy and loud. Is that racist?”

    Parlophone Records Limited / Via youtube.com

    Submitted by thejadeshow

    18. “Why are the palms and soles of your feet white?”

    New Line Cinema / Via lipstickalley.com

    Submitted by racheln4a0fgfaea

    19. "Do black people have black-colored deodorant?"

    NBC / Via nodoubtaholic.tumblr.com

    Submitted by enneyehc

    20. “What breed are you?”

    Via ign.com

    21. “I love when you talk ghetto, 'cause you usually sound so white.”

    Via crossfitnerds.com

    Submitted by tamekag

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