I Am Annoyed When People Try to Guess My Ethnicity

Really? Does it even matter? 138 People

    Half Hispanic Half Russian

    So, it gets annoying when people always ask me bluntly like "So, hey what is your race, your look is so different but unique" or like "You look like a Native American" im like really!!!!! So to make it clear to everyone who trys to guess my race here you have it.. I'm half...
    SSGArmyWifex SSGArmyWifex
    26-30, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    Yes, I really hate it.

    No offence to white people but, can you ever leave a girl alone to enjoy her cup of Earl Grey in a nice cafe? Seriously? "Are you Chinese? Japanese? Or Korean?" I think I heard it more than five times the last time I went to America.
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower
    16-17, F
    Mar 22, 2015

    White People Have Ethnicity Too!

    I shared a question in the "Questions and Answers." From some of the answers I've gotten, I feel like us white people get the shaft. Most Caucasian people feel like they don't have an ethnicity. I don't believe that at all. It's too bad society makes us feel that way...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82
    10 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    What Are You? What Does It Matter?

    This is going to be short and simple. I am a mutt, like EVERYONE in America. However, I am a Black Woman. When people ask me, 'What are you?', I look at them with a very catatonic look and ask them, "If I were to answer your question, would it please you? Would you treat me...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 22, 2013

    It really does annoy me.

    People always try to guess what I am. Im not middle eastern, or indian, or african. Thats what people assume. Especially on this site.
    VirgoBeauty VirgoBeauty
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    I May Turn Into the Incredible Hulk the Next Time Someone Asks Me...

    The one question that people ask me that makes me want to give them a knuckle sandwich is "What are you?" Several answers I give to people because I am so annoyed are: Human. American. What do you mean? Usually, I say these things in a British accent, which then...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2008

    "You know I just HAVE to ask..."

    I'm a very light-skinned mulatto who often gets strange looks from black colleagues. For a long time, they wouldn't approach me. Then, finally, one would pull me aside and ask conspiratorially, "Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?" Of course, I was used to this, so I...
    OtomeSan OtomeSan
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2013


    I went to a restaurant today, and the waitress asks me, "Are you Korean?" I said no. She says, "Oh, because I'm Korean." A couple things. I go to a restaurant to order food, not discuss where my ancestors came from. As a matter of fact, I don't know...
    dramaqueen82 dramaqueen82
    Feb 28, 2009


    I'm black and Japanese and live right here in America. People in the black community are always questioning whether I have Indian in me just because my hair isn't as kinky although I have curly and sometimes nappy hair. It can get annoying because they just assume i'm Indian just...
    Ravioliyeah Ravioliyeah
    22-25, F
    Mar 19, 2013

    I'M Very Very White But People Always Try Guessing My Ethnicity.

    I'm very very pale and white with brown hair. For some reason, people always are trying to figure out what race I am because apparently I look "exotic"???
    AbbyBee0000 AbbyBee0000
    22-25, F
    Apr 21, 2013

    Why Be Annoyed?

    I do have a noticeable accent, and when people ask me where I am from, I always tell them: "Make a guess, then I will tell you!" - I have been collecting guesses for the entire 13 years I have been in this country. It's actually rather boring when people guess right the first...
    Hellga2012 Hellga2012
    Oct 8, 2012

    Now, How Can Someone Tell Me What My Ethnicity Is?

    People look @ me like I'm crazy when I say that I'm mixed. Hello! Louisiana Creole. I'm mixed with Black, French, & Native American, & who knows what else. People try to argue me down, saying, "You are BLACK!" & they try to falsely accuse me of being...
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2008

    What Are You?

    Him: What are you?Me: Human?
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2012


    I'm half Irish, half Sri Lankan, and some of the guesses I get are brilliant.... the thing is, theyre just ridiculous. I dont look Hispanic. I dont look Hawaiian I dont look mixed White/black/chinese/any of the above     And I definitely DEFINITELY do NOT look...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2008

    Does It Matter That Much??

    Sometimes amusing, but mostly irritating, I don't like when my ethnicity become 'guessing game' fodder.The 'guesses' that I've unaskingly recieved are as follows: Spanish (From Spain) French Italian European...its more inclusive I suppose. "White...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2008

    Half black and half white.

    It's seriously not that hard. It's even more annoying when my friends try to guess it because I've told them like a thousand times. And it's weird because I've been considered Mexican, Asian, Indian, Hawaiian, Filipino, and a few others that I can't remember. But anyway, it's...
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan
    Feb 7, 2014

    Many ppl on here message me asking

    if I'm a Muslim or type in another language. Which is fine if they are mistaken but why question me in the first place? Or they assume to know everything about me: apparently I left Islam because I have posted about being an atheist. I once asked a Q about English ppl wanting to...
    yasmine98 yasmine98
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 8, 2016

    People always try to guess

    where I'm from. I am an ethnic rainbow, truly. All of my siblings look different from one another, for example one of my sisters looks more Persian/Mexican and another looks more European, and I look like a combination of both. But people are always guessing and asking where I'm...
    noxmaxima noxmaxima
    16-17, F
    Apr 9, 2016

    Are You Indian, Meskin, Or What?

    I remember being in 1st grade recess when a little white kid came to me and said, "Are you Indian, Mexican, or what? Cause you sure the hell ain't white!".
    jimmyyoung jimmyyoung
    51-55, M
    Dec 28, 2012

    I'am Black But Have Quite Alot Of Ansestry

    My ethnicity is: 100% white, 75% black ,63% east asian,60% hispanic 48% middle eastern
    hubrr hubrr
    26-30, F
    Aug 2, 2013


    I have filled out a lot of job application forms over the last few weeks. I can deal with writing over and over again my qualifications and all the rest of it but I always get stuck when I have state what race I am. What business is it of theirs anyway? They'll find out at my...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2008

    People always guess I'm Jamaican

    and it's soooo annoying. Like no offense but Jamaicans are so loud and rude. and I take that so offensive. I'm just African American. And since I'm very sweet and quiet so I hate when people try to assume that.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2016

    Everyone always ask me my race

    and i just ignore them. I get so tired of getting asked what my ethnicity is .Dose anyone else gone through this,too?
    Justateen16 Justateen16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2014

    "Chinese, Japanese, Korean?

    They're all the same right?" I absolutely hate it when people ask me my ethnicity or try to guess where I'm from. Do normal people go around asking white people what their ethnicity is? I've had so many people come up to me and speak Chinese to me assuming that I was Chinese. I...
    sammichs sammichs
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    It's Not That Hard

    I'm not annoyed by it I'm just surprised by it. It's not that hard to guess what I am. All you have too look at me and BAM you kow where I'm from. I had a Sub and school the other day and she was naming the nationality people were in class. If she didnt know she would ask. When...
    JBecerra JBecerra
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2011

    "what Are You?"

    Ever since I went away to college, every colleague keeps asking me what race I am or assume that I'm either Native American or Hispanic. Others have thought I was Indian or Dominican. But boy oh boy, the looks on their faces when I tell them I am Black is priceless. They are like...
    PenelopeParfait PenelopeParfait
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 9, 2011
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