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  • People have this weird urge to comment on my race.

  • So what exactly are you?

  • Um, well I'm Japanese, Hawaiian, Filipino

  • Woah, you are way too Asian

  • English, German, Spanish, French, Irish

  • Wow, you are not Asian enough

  • It's especially weird when they say

  • You're white washed

  • The only legit example of "white washed" I can think of is Hollywood

  • Like when somehow Emma Stone classified as a Chinese Hawaiian woman

  • Or when "The Martian" took all of its Asian and Indian roles from the book

  • And gave it to white and black actors

  • Or when, fun fact, the script for the live action version of "Mulan" completely did away with Li Shang

  • And introduced a Roman dude

  • Hey Hollywood!

  • Stop.

  • You're embarrassing yourself

  • My problem with calling a person of color "white washed"

  • is that it heavily implies that that person isn't meeting their ethnic stereotypes.

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  • People are products of their environment

  • So unless you are surrounded by your heritage growing up

  • You're more likely to be a product of where you are and who you're with

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  • Uh, different how?

  • She was raised by wolves.

  • [Very long howl]

  • [Sigh] She's so wolf-washed

  • Saying that someone isn't "Asian enough," "black enough," "Indian enough," "Hispanic enough", whatever enough

  • is basically saying that they don't represent your idea of what the color of their skin means.

  • I asked a bunch of people on Twitter if they'd ever been called "white washed," and why?

  • And I noticed a bunch of the same reasons popping up

  • Their food preferences weren't in line with their culture

  • They didn't speak the native tongue

  • Or they simply hung out with people outside of their own race.

  • Can we please agree, people, that race does not define who you are or where you're from

  • And to make assumptions about a person based on those stereotypes

  • And then to throw slurs at them when they don't fulfill that idea of who you think they should be?

  • That's rude

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  • Should I believe in God, and if so, which one should I believe in?

  • You know, should I believe in the traditional, Western version of God

  • Where he's this omnipotent dude who sits in the sky

  • And watches everything that I do, because he's got a subscription to me?

People have this weird urge to comment on my race.

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Am I White Washed?

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    Kristi Yang posted on 2016/06/09
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