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Can people guess your race or ethnicity?

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posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:07 AM
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I guess I'm one of those people that just throws other people off.
Can people guess your ethnicity? They sure can't guess mine, but boy do they want to.
People are also downright curious, it drives them crazy. I mean seriously curious.

I've been asked so many times, Where are you from, what are you, where are your parents from, do I have something in me (that one always kills me), am I part Chinese/Japanese/Hispanic/. I've been told I'm the whitest looking Asian a person has seen.

I have unusually pale skin, and black curly hair.
I do look Asian, but not enough for people to know for certain.

Can people guess your ethnicity? Do strangers ask you? (I've always wondered this) Is this just a common thing for people to ask
Do people play a guessing game trying to figure it out?




posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

People never truly get mine right because I look nothing like my father.

I'm mostly native american with the rest a mix of irish/german.

My father, brother , and sisters all have tan skin and dark hair.

I was born a red head.
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posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
I guess I'm one of those people that just throws other people off.
Can people guess your ethnicity? They sure can't guess mine, but boy do they want to.
People are also downright curious, it drives them crazy. I mean seriously curious.

I've been asked so many times, Where are you from, what are you, where are your parents from, do I have something in me (that one always kills me), am I part Chinese/Japanese/Hispanic/. I've been told I'm the whitest looking Asian a person has seen.

I have unusually pale skin, and black curly hair.
I do look Asian, but not enough for people to know for certain.

Can people guess your ethnicity? Do strangers ask you? (I've always wondered this) Is this just a common thing for people to ask
Do people play a guessing game trying to figure it out?




For the most part people can guess where my bloodline comes from.
I always keep something up my sleeve though. I am mostly Russian lol.
Always a kicker!



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: JAGStorm

People never truly get mine right because I look nothing like my father.

I'm mostly native american with the rest a mix of irish/german.

My father, brother , and sisters all have tan skin and dark hair.

I was born a red head.


Haaaaa!! we are in the same boat!
I am Korean with Native American/ Irish and German. I don't have the red hair but I have the curls and the pale pale skin.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: JAGStorm

People never truly get mine right because I look nothing like my father.

I'm mostly native american with the rest a mix of irish/german.

My father, brother , and sisters all have tan skin and dark hair.

I was born a red head.


Never met my dad so was always under the impression that I was mostly German.
But since my DNA was already in a database and I did my find actual father, though he has passed. I did a dna test to find out. It was fun but I don’t advise one does that. That info gets saved dude.
I can say this with 100% accuracy.
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posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Unfortunately no.
I would like to be mistaken for a black lesbian.
I get tired of having so much white Male privilege.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:27 AM
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I'm pale with blond hair and blue eyes, so people never bring up my race.





posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

No.

People usually get it wrong.

I like to keep them guessing.




posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JAGStorm

No.

People usually get it wrong.

I like to keep them guessing.





One time someone asked me in a somewhat offensive way. I told my husband next person that asks me where I'm from I'm going to say Asgard. I swear I did not get asked for quite a while and then when someone did, it was an old lady and the joke would have been lost on her!



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JAGStorm

No.

People usually get it wrong.

I like to keep them guessing.





I vaguely remember about two y ars ago you hinting at your ethnicity.
But instead of me getting a headache trying remember just spill the beans man.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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Nothing to mistake me for, I am a typical Englishman with Irish and a little Romanian in me, I am so white and pale you could probably see me in a dark room, I don't even tan in the sun, I just go red, then back white.

I have a stocky build, thick bones, brown hair, blue/gray eyes with yellow in them, kinda looks like a sunflower


So yeah pretty boring, and I don't get mistaken for being black or Asian


I have been told I resemble a Panda though .... in the way I act and look



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Just an add to drive everyone crazy...can you guess someones race or ethnicity over the phone?



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 11:54 AM
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originally posted by: TheElectricPriest
a reply to: JAGStorm

Just an add to drive everyone crazy...can you guess someones race or ethnicity over the phone?


That's funny!
People think they can, but they REALLY REALLY can't!

I remember working with some people in another state. Our group worked with them daily. We heard their voices for hundreds if not thousands of hours. We were finally going to get to meet them. Our group talked about what we thought they might look like. I'm sure they probably did the same. We were all dead wrong! Many people's voices do not match their appearance!



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 12:00 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: TheElectricPriest
a reply to: JAGStorm

Just an add to drive everyone crazy...can you guess someones race or ethnicity over the phone?


That's funny!
People think they can, but they REALLY REALLY can't!

I remember working with some people in another state. Our group worked with them daily. We heard their voices for hundreds if not thousands of hours. We were finally going to get to meet them. Our group talked about what we thought they might look like. I'm sure they probably did the same. We were all dead wrong! Many people's voices do not match their appearance!


True that.
I used to try and guess ones ethnicity through conversation over conference calls but failed miserably.
Same can be said for others. People always think I look like some hippie from Cali but are always wrong.
Just ask bigdaveAR



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 12:27 PM
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You don't need to see someone. You can just listen. I'm not talking accents, but the timber of the voice. You can usually tell a Black man simply by his voice. It has a distinctive resonance that is independent of any cultural accent because, quite frankly, many African Americans have ZERO accent attributable to culture. But they do sound a bit different.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Ha ha, that's a good one!

Can they guess my ethnicity?

Uh........YEA, that is precisely why I moved to a remote small town in west Texas! I got tired of looking over my shoulder and feeling like a target for the knock-out game.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JAGStorm

No.

People usually get it wrong.

I like to keep them guessing.





I vaguely remember about two y ars ago you hinting at your ethnicity.
But instead of me getting a headache trying remember just spill the beans man.


I'm mixed.

I get confused for Middle eastern a lot.

You should see some of the looks I get when I order bacon!




posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 12:38 PM
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Unfortunately no. I would like to be mistaken for a black lesbian.


My grandpa was a lesbian, so I'm a quarter.

But per OP.... No one would ever have a problem with me..... Papa's welsh pulled through a lot more than Madre's Italian. His mom was half Comanche too, but genetics didn't give my pigments any love.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 01:04 PM
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I am a south asian. I am jet black, gray eyes, 6’4”stocky build and shaved head with tatoos. People from my own race don’t believe i am one of them.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 01:09 PM
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Some Brits ask me if I am Canadian. Nobody deserves that kind of insult.







 
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