Post # 61
Yes… I am mixed with three races, and I suppose people can tell that I am mixed with something. Sometimes, people think that I am whatever they are? It seems like if I tell the truth about what I am mixed with, they get a bit annoyed?!
For example, I get asked if I am mixed with Filipino, I say no. This person is Filipino, and thinks that I am lying or being rude, and gives me a mean look… I have even had people tell me that I am something, even though I said that I was not. People see a variety of Asian, Naitve American, Indian, a mixture of black and white, Hispanic, especially Dominican, and the list goes on. I am never offended, as I love to be a racial chameleon!
Oh, over the phone folks think that I am purely caucasian, the name influences this assumption as well. I hate to say it, but I think that it has helped in my favor?!
Post # 62
My heritage is half Italian and half Eastern European, and I get asked if I’m Jewish quite a bit. My friends tell me it’s the dark wavy hair?
Post # 63
i’m mexican. my skin is on the lighter side and a lot of people just assume i’m half white, which i think is a little weird. mexicans (and latinos in general) come in all different colors. i’ve also been asked if i’m armenian.
my mom (who i look just like) has been asked if she is filipino.
Post # 64
They assume i’m Dominican or latina. Nope. Just black.
Edit: Of course I’m aware there are black’s of latino heritiage, I just don’t happen to be one.
Post # 65
Nope, never. Just plain, ol’ ‘merican. I’m about as pastey white as they come!
Post # 66
I get mistaken for Russian or Slavic a lot. I’m part native, part white.
Post # 67
I’m in your same boat too!! An Indian woman from India started speaking to me in her language and I told her that I was sorry but I had no idea was she was saying. She told me she could have sworn I was from India. lol
It happend alot.
Post # 68
I was hit on at work recently because the guy thought I was middle eastern. Having an ethnically diverse first name doesn’t help. Depending on how you look at it it could be Spanish (correct) or Slavic or Arabic. I was just like…um….I’m Mexican… I’ve been told I could pass for Lebanese. Most often, though, people think I’m white or half Mexican as opposed to full.
Post # 69
Well I am white…lol I don’t know much about my heritage, but based on where I am from (Newfoundland) and some family members who’ve done some research, I know that at least my mom’s side is Irish. My dad isn’t from Newfoundland and we don’t know much about his side (other than I have some American relatives) but I have darker skin (kind of like just a tan all year round) and dark curly hair. I get a lot of people asking if I’m native or Spanish. I just tell them all I know is the Irish part, but I have no idea where my darker complexion comes from!
Post # 70
People call me African American. I am not American. I am Canadian, German and black. in fact people get into discussions with me asking me how can I be African American and born in Canada haha.
My mom is German and Canadian and we are fourth generation Canadian I was even born in Canada. My family actually originated in France.
My dad is black (Haitian) and is only second generation. His grandad was also French.
Post # 71
I’m white. Like Irish/German white. One year I became obsessive about going to the tanning bed. From that summer I have a picture whrre I am TAN! Once we had the cable guy over, and seeing that picture on our mantle, cable guy asked my bf if I was Puerto Rican. Maybe it’s time to lay off the tanning bed?! Haha!
Post # 72
- Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
All the time! I’m half Japanese, half white amd when I was growing up in Hawaii everyone could guess what I was. Now that I’ve moved away everyone thinks I’m Chinese expect for the few that think I’m Korean. I’ve had people come up to me and start speaking to me on Korean, which is annoying one because I’m not Korean and two because how could anyone who doesn’t look white possibly speak English?! I’m fourth generation on both sides of my family so only speak English.
Post # 73
- Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
My Fiance is Jewish and everyone thinks he’s Italian because of his dark wavy hair.
Post # 74
I am Dominican (mixed black, white, and who knows what else) and have been mistaken for many other ethnicities my entire life. I have been confused for Indian a lot, Iranian, African American, Caucassian American, Italian, French, Thai. I don’t understand how it’s even possible that people could confuse me for so many different things, but it happens constantly. And no one ever thinks that I’m Dominican or even latina. Their response is “What!?” or even worse: “But you’re not black” or “You don’t wear colorful tacky makeup and clothes.” SMH
Post # 75
Happens to me a lot too! Ever since I was a kid I would be stopped by Indian families on the street and all I could do was stare confused because I had no idea what was going on lol.