I am the “Indian Looking” girl

Manvir Toor,
Sanger, CA.

I attended a concert last Sunday, and a woman tried to get infront of me in the line to buy T-shirts. She repeatedly asked her husband, “Do you remember we were infront of this Indian looking girl?” The fact that she ws trying to reclaim her spot in the line could have bothered me less, but describing me infront of my face as an “Indian Looking” girl really ticked me off. I am Brown Skinned, and I have brown hair. Does this classify me as Indian? if so does nothing else matter? I am Punjabi. I am Indian. I am proud of my ethnicity and heritige, but i wish the first thing people see or remember about me is that I look Indian.


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