Yes, I am Filipino, not Chinese.

Caroline Galvez,
USA.

Growing up, I always knew that I was of Asian descent because I am Filipino. For some reason, everyone I met who was non-Asian assumed that I was Chinese just because I had the slanted-like eyes as how many Asians do. I noticed that many people who see an Asian person immediately assume they’re Chinese and I guess it’s because it’s the most “well-known” Asian descent out there. It was pretty difficult to explain every single time to someone who thought I was Chinese that I was actually Filipino, a different type of Asian. People would also ask me ignorant things like if I knew karate or if I ate dogs. It just got pretty annoying but all you have to know is that there are different types of Asians and I am the Filipino-Asian.

 

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