I loved growing up a military brat and mixed race. I got to experience more culture, fashion and travel than most do in a lifetime, which I am forever grateful for.
But there were a couple minor drawbacks... 1. Getting asked "What are you?" more times than your own name.
I want to start by saying, I NEVER mind if someone enquires about my ethnicity. You have to ask questions to learn. But what I AM, is baffled by your choice of phrasing? 😀
2. Listening to people debate your race... I once had a delivery guy straight up tell me I was wrong after I told him my background and he informed me I was Greek. Who knew? Now, I spent most of my childhood growing up overseas around Asian people telling me that I don't look asian but look really caucasian or hispanic. Then I moved to the states to listen to people tell me I look Asian or hispanic. The general consensus seems to be that I'm hispanic... unless you ask the delivery guy. 🇺🇸🇰🇷 3. Not having a clue what box to check on standardized tests or official forms that asks you to check only one.
On occasion you'll see an "Other" option. Seriously. Am I on Lost filling out a Dharma application? Why not just have a box for "Mystery". 🤔
To clarify, none of this makes me angry! You have to have a sense of humor so you can better share your point of view with others! But, there are moments when all you can do is look down and shake your head. *sigh*
Has anyone else had similar experiences or ones I didn't mention?