A Hilarious Take on What White People Really Mean by ‘Where Are You From?’

“But where are you really from?”

When comedian Hari Kondabolu gets this question, apparently “New York City” isn’t the answer people are looking for. It may seem like people are just curious about his background, but the truth is, white folks often ask this question in a way that others people of color and normalizes whiteness.

Hari’s had enough of it, and in this stand-up comedy set filmed at Seattle’s Comedy Underground, he really gets to the heart of what’s behind the inquiries about his origins.

If you get these inquiries as relentlessly as he does, we hope this gives you a good laugh that helps you deal.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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