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215 posts tagged ethnicity
“You don’t LOOK Jewish!”
“But you don’t look Jewish!”
Walks into a post office to buy stamps.
Me (Hmong American):: Hello, I would like to get the pixar stamps.
Clerk:: *Takes out Chinese New Year Stamps, while smiling like she made my day* I think you'll like these.
Me:: *Looks at her and the stamps…* No, it's okay. I'll just get the pixar ones.
Clerk:: *Pushes the stamps forward*
Awkward silence of me thinking…
Me:: Okay *Buys and walks away*
Clerk:: Xie xie
WTF?! with a tickle in my tummy… Did this just really happen to me…?
“Well, it’s only because she has that Hispanic last name (Martinez). You know, they are always looking for minorities.”
“What do you mean you don’t like Takis (Mexican chip-like snack)?! It’s like being Mexican and not liking beans!”
“What? You’re not Mexican. You look Filipino. Trust me — I know what Filipinos look like.”
“You’re so articulate!”