“But where are you FROM from?”

Roshni Brahmbhatt,
Muncie, IN.

It’s probably the most infuriating thing that I hear on a daily basis. I work at an electronics store and I’m an Indian American so most people look at my brown skin and avoid talking to me because they’re fearful I have an accent. Then I speak (without one) and they feel better. But they still look at me like I’m different. Then comes to dreaded question “Where are you from?” It’s difficult to answer this because I know what they’re actually asking, but I was born in the United States. I usually reply with “I’m from Indiana.” which sparks the next question “But where are you FROM from?” and those words make me so angry because of their stereotypes about me.

What is your 6-Word Story?
Related Posts
Girl, you are not black enough.
Girl, you are not black enough.