Growing up I hated that everyone in school who had dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, chinky eyes, and short, was automatically Chinese. Or when they call us 'Asian'' like it's an ethnic background. Yes, we're asian, but we're a sub group of that group, ignorant people! But now I love it when people guess my ethnic background, gives me a little taste of what I look like to others than those who already know who I am. I've gotten guesses on Korean, Chinese, and Japanese...I guess I look pale or something (haha..ok that was wrong, bad me for stereotyping).
It still amazes me how racial discrimination is still around though. You'd think since it's the 21st Century people would grow up and learn from past mistakes, but nope.
And it's funny how we conform to the "American" way so that we don't get discriminated. We now wear premium jeans and North Face gear just like "Americans"do. You don't see any one of us wearing those silk pj's they wear back in Vietnam out in the streets, and we did, we'd automatically assume they're "FOB." Yes, I'm guilty of this, but it's just funny isn't it? How we talk about how much different we are and blah blah blah but really we're still trying to conform to something?