ANONYMOUS – Casta Painting, 18th Century | Lizzie Mariko

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“But people are not beetles …”.”

“After identifying my Asian side as Japanese, it has not been uncommon to hear that, “that’s the best.” Excuse me? Apparently the impetus to rank extends to the country level as well. But it does depend on where you’re standing. When I was in Vietnam a different system was in place, one in which being part Vietnamese would have been far superior and I was met with consoling words. “Don’t worry, if you don’t tell anyone, no one will know.”

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