mekki (mekkio) wrote in thequestionclub,

I was talking to this Danish woman online about the US. The more I talked to her the more I realized that she thought Americans = white people with an occasional African-American person. She couldn't imagine an Asian with a Texas accent despite the fact that I was telling her about this comedian who was Korean-Texan. In her mind Texans only came in two flavors; black and white.

Now this isn't the first time I have come across this problem, that is, people outside of the US not realizing that we aren't all blond and blue eyed or African-American.

Has this ever happened to you?

And what is the most ignorant thing you've heard a non-American say about the US?
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