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“I don’t understand how you actually have a round butt and big boobs. I mean, you’re Asian for crying out loud!”
As I'm recovering from anesthesia, I heard the following conversation with a nurse and the patient next to me::
Nurse:: Your anesthesiologist will be here soon. His name is Dr. Duang.
Patient:: Huh? Duang?
Nurse:: Yes, he's a very go-
Patient, sounding very offended:: Does he speak any English?!
I felt a lot of things. Slight guilt that I had been unable to speak up, sadness for the incredibly wonderful anesthesiologist (who had helped with my surgery) having to deal with a clearly racist patient, and disgust at the assumption that a man with an East Asian last name would not speak English.
“Do you know what the problem with Australia is? There’s too many fucking Chinese there!”
I am the only person of color waiting to cross at a major intersection in Toronto. As a car full of white men drives by, one of them leans out the window.
Guy:: Hey lady! Go back to Mexico!
All-white crowd around me:: (no reaction/looking at the sky)
Me:: Really? Mexico?
All-white crowd:: (turns and stares at me as though i had provoked and was continuing a scene)
I am a South Asian woman in my twenties. and I am a Canadian citizen.
“Yeah, they’re everywhere.”