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Ask Code Switch: 'Since You're Black, You Must Be ... '

This week, we answer a question from a multiracial reader who looks black but feels Filipino. Let's get into it.
Code Switch is tackling your trickiest questions about race. Source: amathers

Welcome back to Ask Code Switch, a segment where we dissect your trickiest questions about race. This week, we're tackling one version of a question that we hear all the time: What do you do when people just won't stop making assumptions about you because of how you look?

Franchesca in San Francisco writes:

I am mixed Filipino and black, but was raised by my Filipino side. Because I identify more with being Filipino, I get offended when people assume

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