ETHNICITIES I HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN FOR
I'm Filipino. I thought I looked Filipino... Inspired by @kristiechua
- •ChineseThe kids in my small, small town growing up did not know what my bros and I were. We were also called Chinese racial slurs. 😑
- •MexicanCuz I'm tan? The Philippines is the Mexico of Asia, guys!
- •WhiteTo 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.
- •Light-skinned blackThey really didn't know any better. It was a teaching moment. I pulled out a globe and everything. 🌎 👌🏼