Stereotypes of Brown People

Hey all! This article was inspired by another article on WHI:

I decided why not write/rant about the typical โ€œbrownโ€ kid stereotypes? They really annoy me -_-

Just like @ๆƒ…ไบบ็œผ้‡Œๅ‡บ่ฅฟๆ–ฝ, I am frustrated at how ignorant and close-minded people can be when it comes to learning about other cultures. People have this mindset of what a brown girl is โ€œsupposedโ€ to be and when we do not live up to their standards, they get surprisedโ€ฆ Hereโ€™s to all those that need to be cleared from their confusion.

Weโ€™re obsessed with curry

No weโ€™re not. I donโ€™t know who made up that stereotype. But itโ€™s just another dish like a sandwich or a salad. Besides, all the other brown kids Iโ€™ve talked to donโ€™t even like curry, including me. If you want to abuse us by calling us โ€œcurry-lovers โ€ to our faceโ€ฆ sorry, you lose. Try again with our delicious spicy rice, biryani or palao?

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Biryani!

South Asian = Indian

I am South Asian. I am Pakistani. And when I tell people that I am Pakistani, they immediately associate that with India.
So, I kindly proceed to tell them: โ€œNo, I am not Indian. I am Pakistani.โ€
โ€œWell, thatโ€™s basically the same thing because your country is right next to India.โ€
No, honey, stfu. Indians live in India. Pakistanis live in Pakistan. Both cultures are different but unique.
Other South Asian countries include: Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives

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All South Asians

A Brown Kid

When you think of a South Asian, you probably think of a tanned kid with glowing brown skin, dark eyes, dark hairโ€ฆ But weโ€™re not. We have a lot of diversity. In fact, green eyes are common in South Asia, especially in Afghanistan and Pakistan. You mightโ€™ve heard of the famous chai wala (tea guy) from Pakistan.

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chai wala

Iโ€™m not entirely sure about other countries, but in Pakistan, there is also a fair-skinned, blonde-haired looking tribe that looks European. But DO NOT pull the ignorant comment: โ€œ...Thatโ€™s โ€˜cause theyโ€™re Europeanโ€ โ€˜cause theyโ€™re NOT. Theyโ€™re Pakistani, thank you very much. We have many fair-skinned looking people and many tan-skinned. Brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes. But no matter what the skin or eye color, everyone in South Asia is beautiful.

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Ethnicity: Pakistan

Um,You stole our eyebrows!!!

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A while back, us South Asians used to be made fun of for our thick eyebrows. Theyโ€™re naturally curved and shaped, but society made fun of us because they were unnaturally thick. Now, itโ€™s a fashion trend and people with thin eyebrows fake having thick eyebrows.
Oh, look how the tables have turned...

Bottom line: Donโ€™t generalize other cultures through what you see in the media. To generalize is to limit and restrict how much you can learn.

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