Anonymous asked: What is your dad background? What was your experience growing up as a halfie? What are some quirky stories relating to your background? Btw, your theme works well with the art blog.
um, my dad was born in Vietnam and escaped in 1982. From what i’ve heard about other halfies especially in America, there is a lot of white superiority and discrimination against people with different ethnicities however I don’t think it is as bad in Australia.
Personally, I was raised in a huge family (both on my Vietnamese and Australian side) and felt very accepted by both sides. At primary school the area has a lot of Vietnamese/ Cambodian,Greek and Australian people so I was used to being surrounded by people of different cultures. However at my next school I was literally only one of the “Asians” at school until high school and now I would say there is at least 15-20% Asian students. Because a lot of my friends were Asian people would call us “The Asians” and it offended me because people generalise Asian people into one race. And I think this is a lack of knowledge between the different ethnicities.
This could go on for a while but as a person in general I find that most “white” people accept me and it could be the fact that some don’t believe i’m even Asian but when some find out its like they start making Asian jokes. Yet on the other hand Asians will be like “omg you’re half caste, have you seen this really pretty half caste omg she doesn’t even look Asian at all”. Its really offensive..the word half caste is derrogatory and the fact that it feels like i’m being compared to better looking half Asians is offensive too.
I love being mixed. Although it is getting more and more common my ethnicity can allow me to feel unique and different.I know some people hate it, but I love it when someone asks my background because it shows their interest in me.
Sorry for the essay, I could’ve talked about a whole lot more. And ps, thank you, and also, you should get Tumblr!
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Being Mixed, Part 4: Why aren’t you pretty?
"Omg, you’re whasian?? Whasians are soooo pretty!!!!!!"
Um. Okay. This is a tiny thing, but a frequent comment. “MIXED RACE PEOPLE ARE SO GORGEOUS. BLAH BLAH BLAH.” The only real problem with this is… are you saying I’m pretty? Or are you saying I’m supposed to be pretty? Or are you saying, why, if I’m whasian, am I not pretty? This comment really confuses me. I never know whether to be flattered or offended, so I just sort of ignore it altogether.