Even if couched as a compliment, “exotic” does not say I am beautiful. It says I am beautiful in spite of, or perhaps because of, my race. If you want to compliment a woman whose ethnicity you can’t quite place, call her beautiful, because she is. If you ask me about my race, be transparent about it and I will happily respond. But don’t call me exotic.
– Sabrina Imbler, I couldnt agree more with my fellow Half-Taiwanese/Half-German chick
One of my least favorite questions