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10 Things You Should Never Say to a Person of Mixed Race

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Curiosity is a natural occurrence. We get it, you wanna know things, so you ask or make comments that you might not even realize are offensive to others. It happens all the time with short people, as we showed you last week. But now, this is for those who are of mixed race. Here, we’ll let you in on the worst phrases you could ever say to ’em:

1. “Wait, so… what are you?”

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Tumblr (w-bunny)

2. “No, like, where are you really from?”

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Tumblr (yakisebaru)

3. “So, which side do you like more?”

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We Heart It

4. “But you don’t look [FILL IN RACE].”

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Tumblr (meangirlgifs)

5. “Oh, so you’re not really [FILL IN RACE].”

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6. “Are you attracted to one race more than the other?”

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Tumblr (whatshouldwecallschlumberger)

7. “You look so… exotic.”

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Gifatron

8. “What do you celebrate?”

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Wikia (Degrassi)

9. “You’re a mutt.”

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10. “Which parent is which race?”

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