Half Indian/Half Filipina and from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (also in Asia, specifically West Asia for those of you who don’t know/still think that the Middle East is its own continent…btw admin, I also think that ‘West Asia’ should be included in the tagging options for submission posts! Lets be sure not to leave our West Asians out, just a friendly suggestion!)
I’m angry because I was working the polling booths on Election Day in Canada and my poll partner said to me “You don’t look Filipino. You got the best of them, the best of their features. They’re not a very pretty people.“
My response: “Well, it’s all about perspective, because frankly I don’t think white people are very attractive either"
She was silenced for the rest of the hour.
Stand up for yourselves, be lethal, be aggressive, be proud of who you are and your identity.
Side note: I don’t believe that white people in general are ugly, and I don’t generally believe in putting down any one group based on their racial/physical characteristics, I don’t believe that any one racial/ethnic group is more pretty or more ugly than any other, however I do believe that sometimes giving assholes with ingrained and institutionalized racism a taste of their own medicine is indeed the answer at times.
- ethnic-luxe.tumblr.com aka @larajaan
mod note: I added West Asia as a tag on this post. I also just added West Asia as a suggested tag on the submit page. Thanks for the suggestion! -Jannat