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Do you generally not look like your race?
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26 / F / UK/Japan
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Im superior than most Japanese haha
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nope. i'm black & i look black.

<----- lol

as far as nationality, i've been called dominican & i incessantly get haitian.
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17 / F / Zanarkand
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I'm asian, yet I have big eyes & eyelids, & well, totally different features than most 'asians'. So most people either think I'm Mexican for some reason... -__-
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28 / M / New York City
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Posted 8/21/12

rotisserie wrote:

nope. i'm black & i look black.

<----- lol

as far as nationality, i've been called dominican & i incessantly get haitian.


You'll definitely get that for dominicans, as we generally have a wide arrange of different toned folk in our culture. My cousins range from ...well Caucasian looking to donning more "black" attributes.
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My friends say I look Chinese, others say I look Filipino .... which generally has darker skin color WHICH I look not like (on me) so I get very insulted when people mistaken me for a filipino person. *sigh* all the money I spend on whitening products wasted after mexcian summer tan
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Cultures are different, but they don't change facial features. Sure, Vietnamese look somewhat different from a Japanese person, but they are both part of the Asian race. They are not Caucasian, they are not African.

They are Asian.

Just as culture does not define race, skin color does not define race either. For example, Indians are FROM Asia, but their race is CAUCASIAN no matter their skin color. It's their features that make them different. No matter how fair skinned an Asian person is, they can not be mistaken for European-Caucasian, because of their distinctive features.

Now if you're mixed with different races, that's a totally different point.

Posted 8/21/12

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Apparently my ancestors, up to the current generation, just slept around with everybody....so I have no clue what my ethnic background is. I guess I look white cause nobody gets angry when I put it down on applications and stuff.


"...Apparently my ancestors, up to the current generation, just slept around with everybody...."

This.
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27 / M
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I usually am confused for a Latino-American.........which is fine when it benefits me
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24 / F / United States
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Well considering half my ethnic background can be summed up as a Heinz 57 and the other half is a big question mark I suppose I don't fit in any particular box. Though Caucasian with a dash of Latino has seemed to be the go to answer when the question arises. Though on the topic of the original OP I agree with what quite a few people have already said. Just because your Asian, African American, Caucasian, Latino, Indian, or Purple doesn't mean you'll look like the Joe Blow who is also a member of the same race a few countries over. Physical features and how DNA and Environment shape them is a very vast very interesting topic and is hardly an exact science. At the end of the day I just appreciate the very many and sometimes very attractive combinations that our Ancestors' variety filled sex lives have provided us. So I think we should all take a moment and say, "Thank you Ancestral horn-dogs for making our world a more colorful and beautiful place."
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31 / M
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If you're of mixed race, you belong nowhere and everywhere, it's brilliant. Why set yourself up to choose to be part of one culture? You don't have to choose one or the other, (or the other or the other in the case of some people) You are part of all of it. You don't have to choose, you're lucky enough to fit into all the cultures that make up your heritage. Hey you may not look like it, but since when does that matter now? If you come at a culture with an open heart, that culture will embrace you no matter what race you look like.
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M / Burnaby, Canada
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Another factor to the perception others have on a person's ethnicity is style. It can also play a rather influential part in defining a person's race through the eyes and minds of others. I'm mostly Chinese with a small amount of Indonesian and Dutch. I clearly don't look Korean or Japanese, but when I had long hair and tied it up a certain way I would have tourists come up to me speaking whatever language looking for directions. I also had a truck driver once tell me all about all the Native friends he has and has made as he travelled across Canada. I thought to myself, "That's nice, but why are you telling me this?" He ends with "So, what tribe are you from?"
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21 / M / Shinagawa
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From Skandinavia, but my hair is chestnut brown and my eyes are kind of brown/green. Thick eyebrows etc. I don't look like a regular skandinavian nope.

And Yes, my genes seem to be all swedish.
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27 / M / Louisiana
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I am mostly German, but also have French Canadian, Scottish, and Indian....but I look like a short white guy. Im proud of my German heritage the most....hahaha typical German. But I do like my French Canadian and Scottish. Unfortunately my mother does not know much of the Indian, she says the Indian blood is all but gone since it was a long time ago, but I still cling to it. Stubborn Native American!!!
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I've been called Asian, Hispanic, European, Caucasian; it really depends on who thinks what.
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Some people think im asian because of my eyes but when I tell them to compare how I look with an actual asian they go oh then you must be mexican then, no people do you not see my skin is white I dont have a single ounce of mexican or asian in me because a majority of my ancestry were all racist assholes.
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