Granny Cooper7 months ago
Of course people will be curious. Some are just plain rude. Answer then as best suits the situation. My major bugbear.... I am very fair skinned, and to all intents and purposes I look like typical anglo-celtic Australian. However I am of a very mixed racial background. Genetics made me look this way. It made my sisters look gypsy dark. I take enormous offence at being labelled "Caucasian". To me that is just as offensive as labelling someone Mongoloid, or Negroid. Those terms are offensive? You bet your sweet backside they are! Yet calling me Caucasian is somehow ok? Stop it. It's outdated and anthropologically wrong. We are just people. I don't identify as aboriginal, white, asian, romani.... I identify as an Australian. I don't care if someone asks me my background, or where I am "from". I just answer truthfully. I am an Australian, born in X and my ancestry is X. What do I consider myself? Duh... a human being. We just need to stop having to label people and see each other for what we are.... individuals.