As an Eurasian female I have found that, living in a predominantly white society, I am viewed by most people as an Asian, and not white at all even though I am half and half (and look half and half.) I don't really have an issue with this BUT I would like people to classify me as what I am, which is Eurasian. Also, Hollywood often casts Eurasian actors in fully Asian roles. Do you tend to view Eurasians as just Asian?
Most Helpful Guy
Normal people are white. Anyone who looks slightly different will be named accordingly.
Normal people being the majority in your white society.
When adding a label to someone you are putting them into a group to distinguish them from others.
Oh that person is tall, smart, whatever.
Now when your typical white society sees you someone whose unique facial characteristics are Asian (part Asian), it's easy to label you as such.
Although incorrect I'd view you as Asian.
Most Helpful Girl
Eurasian people are mixed people. That's what I view them as, as mixed. I myself am mixed as well. I'm Puerto Rican and Jamaican. I completely understand your frustrations with people calling you something you're not and wanting to force you to choose. I think if more mixed people stood up for themselves then people would take us more seriously on racial issues and more accepting of our true identity and not what is convenient for them to call us.2