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I am half Korean from my single mother's side.I don't speak korean, nor I am I extremely immersed in the culture, but I do know a lot about it and lived in several Asian countries. I don't look "asian" (apparently "exotic-ish" some kids say -_-) but i have been called chink and made fun of my heritage, but it is somewhat rare when that happens. I was wondering, do I have the right to call myself a women of color? my friends (who are all poc) say i have the right to, i don't want to sound racist
Sorry for the delayed response, swear I didn’t see the notification for this… yes I agree you’re a WOC. Unless of course you actually want to disavow your Asian heritage and identify as white (lol ew).
So long as you acknowledge a certain degree of passing privilege in light of us POC who can’t pass for white under any circumstances, then all’s good. X
p.s. And to hell with any ignorant asshole who tries to deny your heritage for not fitting some weirdass “exotic” Orientalist template.
it’s very important that i am both cute and powerful
You know how job applications ask….”Have you ever been known by any other name?” I ask my mom” Mooooommmmm! Have I ever been known by any other naaaaammmeee????” I know in the back of my mind that I have but I like asking her. She always say no.
My birth mother doesn’t know my parents changed my middle name. My middle name and her middle name was the same. I don’t have the heart to tell her.
It was St. Patricks Day. I asked my dad, because I like to pick with him, shouldnt you be celebrating? Your ancestors where Indian and Irish. My dad’s family had a small family reunion and traced back their ancestry and found that they had Irish and Indian in their family. That would explain the green eyes and nice hair. He said ” you have Irish in you too”. I hate when he does that. I say ” Dad I dont have Irish in my family” and he says ” but you’re my daughter” and I say ” Yeah but I’m not Irish” and he says ” you’re my daughter so you’re Irish.” I knew he was going to keep going so I gave in.
Ugh, it’s so gross when adoptive family members and bio spawn try to force us to identify one way or the other. It especially sucks when they do so at the expense of our birth heritage.
It should be obvious to even the most outside of onlookers, but it’s COMPLETELY up to the adoptee (and no one else) to choose whether or not to identify with our adoptive heritage.
Any adoptee who identifies with their adoptive heritage is right. Any adoptee who does NOT identify with their adoptive heritage is right.
More power to you either way. <3 X
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