3440Re: Which is worst?
- Nov 5, 2007Greetings & welcome to the group Miranda,
Yes, I hear all kinds of various assumptions
on the subject of race and I've heard a few
too many arguments or discussions among others
concerning my heritage. The kind of people who
do that within my earshot are even more annoying.
I would rather be asked or included in
the conversation, which is a perfect
seg to my answer to "Which is worse?"
Staring is the worse thing in my opinion. For one thing,
I cannot assume why a person is staring. It could be
about my mix because I am definitely unique in my
appearance. But it could be other things & that creeps
me out when a person just stares and doesn't speak.
I also think it's funny/amusing when someone actually
wondering what ethnicity I am asks me where I am from.
When I say California, I consider it is also an amusing
response because I wonder if there is any ethnic group
that is not a part of California's population.
There used to be a thing we would say to the
starers. "Take a picture, it'll last longer!"
Alas, there are now too many people out there
carrying around cameras. Those people are even
worse, the strangers who just snap photos
without asking, as if I should have paparazzi.
That my friends is what I call ultimate rude.
"killingthemockingbird" <cactus_kiwi_pear@...> wrote:
I'm new to this group...
Just a conversation starter, do you get people
not actually believing that you are Mixed?
I'm half New Zealand and half Malaysian, and
people don't believe that I am either!
They either think I am Swedish or American...
Which is weird, since I don't have blonde hair!
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