I used to think everyone had to be born in the country that they were ethnically from or related to their accent.
I used to believe that Cuban people were made out of cubes
When I was younger, I thought Eskimos ate penguin eggs
I used to believe that everyone in the world understands English and Spanish
I used to think that all Dutch people wore clogs and lived in windmills
That germs came from Germany.
I thought that Polish people were made of nail polish
I used to think China and Japan where the same.
I used to think all asians were smart, and then i realized i'm asian and not smart
I used to believe that American, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, and French were the only languages in the entire world! When my mom told me my last name was none of those nationalities, I was shocked!
I used to think that English and Spanish were the only 2 languages in the world.
I used to think that since i was french, that if i became a teacher, i would have to change my first name to adam. Later i realized it's madame
I used to believe that everybody spoke English in the world
One of my classmates in kindergarten told me that Germans were filthy people and that Germany was a place filled with germs and you can get sick if you come in contact with a German. I believed this for a very long time and started to be scared of other people, because they might be german and i didn't want to get sick!
I used to believe that Germans were Nazis and liked Nazi related things. So one time in 2nd grade i drew a picture of her wearing a swastika shirt and showed it to my teacher(who is German). I didn't know why she was so mad when i showed it, i thought that she would like it because she was German. I had no idea that most Germans hate Nazis!
I used to think that all people were english, like me!
I was afraid of my grandma because i thought she had germs because she was german!
When i was a kid i saw a man wearing a turban and i thought he was a genie. I asked him if he was a genie and my mom told me he wasn't and that he wears one because it's part of his religion. I was disappointed but thought it was cool
I used to believe that people from germany were called germs, and that they had a lot of germs. I was afraid to shake hands with my mom's friend because she was german and i didn't want to catch her germs!
I used to associate certain countries with stereotypes and believed those were true in real life, not just movies. For example, i thought all germans shouted a lot and were obsessed with nazis(like in the war movies), and stuff like that.