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This is the best response to someone who asks you where you’re ‘really’ from – A N I T H
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This is the best response to someone who asks you where you’re ‘really’ from

This is the best response to someone who asks you where you’re ‘really’ from


How many times do people get asked the uncomfortable question: “No, but where are you really from?” because of their ethnicity? 

It still happens quite a lot, despite it being a form of “microaggression,” according to some social scientists

A similar incident just occurred to London Mayor Sadiq Khan during his historic walk across the border between India and Pakistan. 

BBC reporter Karl Mercer awkwardly asked him whether the symbolic visit felt “like coming home.” 

The mayor replied: “Nah, home is south London mate.”

Then he added: “But it’s good to be in Pakistan. It’s good to come from India, home of my parents and grandparents.” 

People criticised the reporter for the question, while praising Khan’s sassy response: 

Iain Martin, a columnist for The Times, defended the question, saying it wasn’t weird:

But people pointed out that people of colour get told to leave Britain by racists, something that’s unlikely to happen to a white Scot:



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