Have you ever been told you look like another race by people of that race?

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#1
I myself am a blend of multiple flavors of European and Latin American. That said, I'm a linguistics major, I speak Japanese, I'm currently learning Mandarin and have begun learning Korean as well, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the vast majority of my friends are Asian and that I've been drawn about as far as a westerner can be into the local Asian community.

Before you get any ideas, I'm not at all one of those people that resents being white - life is really, really good for a young Caucasian guy (especially one surrounded by young Asian girls ). Appearance-wise, I'm of average height, thin, I have long, very dark, thick, straight hair, and I like fashionable European & Korean clothes.

Many, many, many of my Asian friends have told me (often on multiple occasions) that they see the way I do things and my style as being Asian and some of them (mostly closer friends, girlfriends, etc.) go as far as to say they think of me the way they think of other Asians instead of how they typically think of Americans, to which I usually just reply with a laugh and a joke. In the past few weeks, though, I've been told by several girls (mostly ones I've just met) that I look ethnically Asian, and each time I've not really been sure how to respond. Each time it's been seemingly at random that I've been told this and I've replied with something to the effect of "...thank...you?" I mean, it seems like it's intended as a compliment of sorts, but it's just an odd thing to hear when it comes from someone who's lived 95% of their life in China, and its novelty is only multiplied when you hear it from numerous other people who have done the same.

All of that said, it's certainly not a thing that bothers me, and there's not really much of a point to this post. It just strikes me as funny and I'm bored so I thought I may as well see if anyone in the pit has ever experienced anything like this (though I realize this is a pretty narrow demographic I'm appealing to)
#2
I can get what you mean. I myself am parts irish, italian, hungarian and german. In my life people have said I look "mexican", "black", "italian", "asian" and "spanish." Those are exact words, and I don't really get it or see it. With that said it doesn't bother me, and its funny with what you said cause as another caucasian guy, I've had a lot of luck with asian girls.
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#3
I am south american at heart, and been compared, though the difference between me and you is that I'm not accepting of my own culture since it pretty much sux.
#4
im irish and mexican, and people tend to ask if im puerto rican
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#5
Well, when I was in Jordan people kept trying to talk to me in Arabic, that was kind of a trip.
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I am south american at heart, and been compared, though the difference between me and you is that I'm not accepting of my own culture since it pretty much sux.


Well clearly I do love East Asian culture and I'll openly admit that it has a very important impact on who I am. And while there are many parts of American culture that I despise, there are still others that I like and that also have had very important impacts on me. And no matter how Asian my appearance apparently is, I'm still very proud to be able to say I'm Mexican, English, and Welsh (I know in the UK it may not be as interesting, but in the States being able to say "I'm Welsh" is cool as 肏. Lol)
#8
I'm Hispanic. I've been told I look rather Hispanicy.
So no.
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#10
i get stuff like spanish, lebanese, egyptian, portuguese, salvadoran and brazilian all the time.. even got called filipino once for some reason. usually the people who ask me if i'm from those places are from there. although the person who thought i was filipino was from owen sound and i can't imagine there being that much diversity there.




#11
I've been told that I look like a young Hanna Barbera.
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#12
I'm Mexican, but I'm rather light skinned. So I've been thought of as Indian, Pakistani, Moroccan, Saudi Arabian and so on with Middle Eastern countries.
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Well, when I was in Jordan people kept trying to talk to me in Arabic, that was kind of a trip.


Mexican, Arab, same difference
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#15
I'm white but I constantly have people asking me if I have any African blood in me.

And I'm like "Hell yeah bitch, I'm black from the waist down."

Happens once a week, at least.
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Mexican, Arab, same difference

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#19
No.

But it's obvious to Filipinos that I'm half white and obvious to most white people that I'm mixed white and something Asian.
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But it's obvious to Filipinos that I'm half white and obvious to most white people that I'm mixed white and something Asian.
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#24
I think someone would have to have very poor eyesight to place me as anything other than a cracka ass white boi.
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#25
White people and mexicans think im asian, but tr00 asians can tell I'm not. I speak with an american accent and am hispanic.
#26
I've been told I look like a shrimp.
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#27
I'm Dutch-Mexican but whenever I'm hangin' out with an Afghan broseph of mine some people assume I'm from nortern africa or the middle east or something

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#28
When I was in Japan, people thought I was Korean.
When I was in Korea, people thought I was Japanese.

I'm Chinese.
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#30
im about as white as varg, so nope
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#31
OMG, yes!


Black girls and mixed race girls back in day all used to swear I was part black.

Despite my white skin, blue eyes and dirty blonde hair, at college, at this academy I went to and even some girls I met when drinking/partying in Croydon; have all asked me if I'm black, speculated if I've got a black ancestor and all that. -- Since they were black and mixed race themselves, I could only take it as a compliment, but never serious.
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OMG, yes!


Black girls and mixed race girls back in day all used to swear I was part black.

Despite my white skin, blue eyes and dirty blonde hair, at college, at this academy I went to and even some girls I met when drinking/partying in Croydon; have all asked me if I'm black, speculated if I've got a black ancestor and all that. -- Since they were black and mixed race themselves, I could only take it as a compliment, but never serious.


I assumed you were mixed race when I saw your photograph.
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I assumed you were mixed race when I saw your photograph.

Seriously, girls have asked me that, like, not just one girl neither.

Oh well, I still take it as a compliment, since it was black and mixed race girls asking me this. Funny, I don't think a white girl/person has asked me that yet.
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#34
Yah, last year my Mandarin Chinese teacher was convinced I was Asian I am not.
#35
Italians thought I was Italian.

The ****ing nerve of those greasy bastards.
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Italians thought I was Italian.

The ****ing nerve of those greasy bastards.

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#38
I assume it was the dark, straight hair and the intense amount of body hair of the same type.
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#39
I've been called Maori, Cook Islander, Columbian, Mexican, Korean, and Taiwanese

I have Niuean, Samoan, English, Welsh, Irish, and German ancestry

I like confusing the f*ck out of people
#40
I'm pretty much a mix of white and middle eastern and i look like it too, some American guy told me once i look kinda Mexican

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