Have you ever met someone and you can't pinpoint what they are and it's not that it's driving me crazy but this guy looks so ambiguous I can't tell what his race is.. Race isn't important to me at all but honestly I'm super curious!!! But I don't wanna sound like a weirdo wanting to know what he is...
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You can't tell by their last name? Sometimes it's a clue. "Tanaka... so you're Japanese?"
"What's your ancestry?"
"Where is your family originally from?"
"What's your background?" (Or ancestral background)
"Where were your parents from?" (If they say Seattle, ask, "But before that, where were their families from?")
Most people have no issue telling you they're story as it shows you're interested, especially if you ask in a way that's complimentary. Such as, "You have such gorgeous olive skin, are you Italian?" It gives the indication that you're not asking to discriminate but to relieve your curiosity and to learn more about them because they interest you. :)1
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