Racially ambiguous. Ethnically mysterious. Curiously racialized.
These are the terms used nowadays to refer or explain interracial. To be specific, interracial is a combination of two or more races.
As an interracial myself—Malay mixed with Indian, by the way—I know that navigating through life can be confusing. Life is already difficult on its own, without outside factors contributing in, such as racism. Living as an interracial can also get tiring when these curious non-interracial tend to ask you the same question every single time.
To the non-interracial, I know that meeting an interracial for the first time can be quite an experience and you’d have lots of questions running through your head as your curiosity gets the best of you. It’s totally okay, trust me. And it’s not your fault that you have all these questions. We understand that your questions don’t come from hatred but rather lack of understanding.
But, sometimes, we interracial just get tired of listening to the same question every single time and having to explain it repeatedly.
Take a read at the curiosities that we interracial usually get asked with and hopefully some of them can answer yours.