A question brown people are tired of hearing:
Stranger: Where are you from? [Translation: You look a bit brown. Why are you brown?]
Ariane Sherine: London.
Stranger: No, where are you really from? [Translation: You are clearly telling me untruths. Brown people do not come from London.]
Ariane Sherine: London.
Stranger (exasperated): No, where are your parents from? [Translation: Now you're just being obtuse.]
Ariane Sherine: Africa and America.
Stranger (confused): Erm … so where are your family from, like, back in the day? [Translation: People who come from Africa and America do not look like you.]
Ariane Sherine: Iran, India, Africa, America and England.
Stranger (relieved): India and Iran! Do you ever go back?
(continued - provided in the source link titled as Guardian)
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