i live in orange county, california, and if you have no idea where that is, better for you. i have experienced such blatant and ignorant racism and awful fetishisation from the people around me, specifically the older white men here. more people here have tried to tell me they’re “more asian than me” because i’m so white-washed. more times than i can count do people ask me where i’m from, or start with “so you’re like half black, right? what else are you?”
i am 100% filipinx.
“you’re just so pretty! i was going to guess filipno next.” no you weren’t. i look filipino, i look asian, i am an asian.
you can’t keep treating me like an other or white-washing me when it’s convenient. #idolookasian