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I Was Told I Was Exotic

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    Don't call me Exotic!

    ! You say I am Exotic You mean I am Other And you are Default It's hurtful and reflects institutionalized racism against the person your referring to. Don't fuucking call me exotic! I take it as a racial slur! I'm not your African Godess, K?
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    I Wish!

    When I leave my town I often get asked if I'm Filipino. Yeah, right! Pshhhh I wish! Filipinos are freaking gorgeous and well, me? not so much *sigh*
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 40 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    Always

    Genetics are such a weird and complex thing; I' am Venezuelan with some Spanish and possible Native descent from my mother's side and some possible African descent from my grandmother's side. My skin is pale, my hair, which used to be almost blond when I was younger, is now a...
    TheNobody TheNobody 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2011

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    People Are Never Able To Tell My Nationality Or My Ethnicity

    I've been told I'm exotic so many times. It happens when I'm traveling or even in my own home country. When I was in Canada I would have fun with people who would try and guess my nationality and they would fail miserably. I've been told I look Italian, Mexican, Israeli, I was...
    wesleyjames wesleyjames 26-30, M Dec 12, 2010

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    Black Vs African American.

    People often do not realize the huge difference. If you look at me and your are american u will assume i am african american. The truth is I am caribbean hispanic. DNA results have shown I and even more Hispanic then I am black. Like only two people in my mothers DNA are african...
    LiLSparKle LiLSparKle 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    I Always Found This Offensive

    I have olive skin, dark hair and big brown eyes. Apparently that's exotic. When I was at school, one of the dinner ladies used to say this about me, she would find it hilarious to work out where I was from. London. That was always my reply, because I am from London. That's not...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 29 Responses Dec 1, 2010

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    Always

    Genetics are such a weird and complex thing; I' am Venezuelan with some Spanish and possible Native descent from my mother's side and some possible African descent from my grandmother's side. My skin is pale, my hair, which used to be almost blond when I was younger, is now a...
    TheNobody TheNobody 16-17, F Dec 11, 2011

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    Lots Of Times

    People are usually intrigued as to what my ethnicity is. They usually think I'm mixed so they always say I look exotic.  Proof is in my photo comments. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    I Was Told I Was Exotic-

    looking by my mother. When I was in high school, I asked her if she thought I was pretty, she said, "You are exotic looking". I wasn't particularly pleased with that answer and I don't really know what she meant; I still don't. I know what it means generally but not in reference...
    MyLucidDream MyLucidDream 66-70 Oct 28, 2010

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