"My father is Mexican-American and my mother is Chinese-American. Some people think I look 100 percent Chinese, others know I'm only part, but sometimes I wish people would just see me for me. I get uncomfortable when people ask me my ethnic background, and especially when they say, 'What are you?' I grew up in a small town where some racists said worse, so I appreciate positive curiosity, but is it ever polite to ask someone this question?"
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