Wanna find out why “you’re so exotic” is not a compliment?
Most of the comments mixed race women get don’t come from a place of malice or hatred, but a lack of understanding. And navigating a multi-racial identity can be hard enough without factors like racism and sexism.
So avoid being racially sensitive by starting with Marina Watanabe’s tips on what not to say.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- No, You’re Not Imagining It: 3 Ways Racial Microaggressions Sneak into Our Lives
- 6 Ways to Respond to Sexist Microaggressions in Everyday Conversations
Marina Watanabe is Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism and a popular Youtube vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, college student, and creator of embarrassing literary tees. She also runs a Tumblr called Everyday Harassment that serves as a safe space for women to share their stories and educate others on the nature and frequency of sexual harassment. Check out her Tumblr, or follow her on Twitter @marinashutup!
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