I was listening to the Joe Rogan podcast the other day and I learned that the question “where are you from?” is considered a micro aggression.
Fuck you whoever came up with that. Some retarded American SJW.
GO GO GO.
I understand why you did, but it’s really stupid.
I’ve lived in 7 US states, in 4 other countries (7+ years) and traveled quite a bit. Where are you from has been part of my story.
Even if you make it some rule you won’t change what they are thinking.
I’ve lived in Asia for more than 7 years total. And then after around 6 years I went back to the states and I remember asking some people this question.
Where are you from?
And they’d get all touchy and say, “AMERICA“.
To me it’s a conversation starter right up there with how are you?
The whole thing has to do with race.
But isn’t this like the pot calling the kettle black?
The person who has issues with this question has them because they think this is about race, but what if I was the same race as them?
So for them to get offended by me is them taking my race into judgement too.
“Ohh, another stupid ass white boy who thinks I am from Mexico or Asia. No muthafucker I am AMERICAN!”
It’s just a question.
Get over it.
Even if you try to control what they say you didn’t change their mind. You just censored them.
If you were really clever maybe you could start a conversation with them.
No one seems to get offended here in Asia when I ask that question.
When you live in another country people ask you that question too. And let’s say you are white. Some people are going to assume that you are American even if you are not.
I’ve known some people from other English speaking countries that were offended by that.
And some of those people are going to be offended by the word “America” too. I used to say the USA and then many would say, New York, Los Angelos?
Sometimes it could be about your race, but so what… You are not going to change anybody by censoring them.
Just stop fussing about little sh*t.