ETHNICITIES I HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN FOR

I'm Filipino. I thought I looked Filipino... Inspired by @kristiechua
  1. Chinese
    The kids in my small, small town growing up did not know what my bros and I were. We were also called Chinese racial slurs. 😑
  2. Mexican
    Cuz I'm tan? The Philippines is the Mexico of Asia, guys!
  3. White
    To be fair, my students who guessed this were first graders who lived in a pretty isolated project housing development. They didn't know of ethnicities outside of black and white.
  4. Light-skinned black
    They really didn't know any better. It was a teaching moment. I pulled out a globe and everything. 🌎 👌🏼