At a recent holiday party, a partygoer who’d felt insulted by an Asian women felt this reflected on Asian culture (although from the story it sounded to me like she was more likely from New York) and asked me what part of Asia I was from. When I said I was born here, she said yeah, but what’s my background.
Which got me thinking, I got one of those 23andMe gene tests a while ago, and it would be handy to have that on a card that I could present in these situations. Feature request! This is the information it would have:
And maybe on the other side of the card would be a copy of my birth certificate, dammit.