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when i was in kindergarten, we used to have this racial appreciation thing where every week we would celebrate and learn about a new race/culture through each other. so it was going to be my turn soon to share my race and culture, and i asked my dad what i was. he said i was scottish cuz he's weird. but really, i'm 100% chinese. yeah so i told my class that i was chinese...but scottish at the same time. so for the longest time (i think up until 4th grade), i believed i was scottish somehow.

i just talked to my brother, and my brother said that he believed he was part hawaiian for a while too. man. my dad sucks.

Jen
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I used to believe that immigrants to a new country would eventually grow to look like the typical inhabitants of the country that they make their new home. For example, I thought that Chinese immigrants to the United States would eventually grow to look like "typical Americans" and no longer "look Chinese" after a sufficient period of living in the United States. That sufficient period, I envisioned, would be a few years or so.

Diana
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My ethnic heritage became important to me when I was in second grade. My parents told me that I was "...mostly Scottish and French." I asked my mother what I was LEAST and she replied, "Chinese."

Quite truly, the next day at show and tell I announced to the class that I was a very small bit Chinese.

Wily
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i used to believe that i am american.
i am japanese .

mayumi
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when i was little my daddy told me i was half indian... and i pulled out my arms looked down and my legs and asked him what part

bree <33
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I thought people from Turkey actually praised turkeys...

Anon
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I used to believe that because i was jewish, i wasn't american. What could have contributed to this idea is the fact that i didn't know the national anthem.

Nolan
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I used to believe that anyone who wasn't British (as I am) thought of themselves as foreigners!

"velveire"
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I was always stumped with this when I was younger: I knew that Chinese people ate with chopsticks and that American people ate with forks, and I remember thinking that if Americans used those miniature forks to feed their babies what did Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks? Twigs?
Some of you might have heard this elsewhere as a joke, but I assure you that I really thought it. ;)

dumb
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When i was little i used to believe that only Americans could change their accents to match other peoples', like Australians or English for instance. I thought they were "stuck" with their accents for life or something, but Americans had this ability to talk differently. My good friend, who's from England, began talking with an American accent after being teased about hers, and i was shocked!

anonymous
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Im 20 and untill about a year ago whenever I would fill out paper work that asked your race I would always mark OTHER because I thought that caucasian was some kind of person from asia!

NATALIE
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I used to belive the French came from the moon and that the man on the moon was French.

caledonia
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One day I was at the park with my five year old daughter and a Muslim couple was walking towards us. The woman was wearing a light gray burka that only revealed her eyes. I knew as soon as my daughter noticed her that there would be some type of awkward moment. Sure enough, as soon as my daughter noticed her (and by now they were well within earshot) she said, "Oooooh, somebody thinks they're a ghost." The man just smiled as I'm sure he realized that my daughter had never seen someone in a burka before. I have no idea if the woman smiled. :)

Anon
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When I would hear things on the news about Palestinians (from Palestine), I thought for the longest time that they were saying "Palaced Indians."

Nicole
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when ever people said ther is an oriental rug i thought it was made from asian people

steve
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I used to think that Germans were men that had germs...hey, I could read when I was like 3 so the word itself made sense...

Amanda
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I used to believe Czajkowski was from Poland! After all his last name sounds so Polish. (like "Jan Kowalski")

My precious
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I have always believed that when Chinese were eating a meal, they showed their appreciation by burping.

It proved to be horribly wrong when I burped loudly after having dinner with a Chinese girl. Luckily she had a sense of humour.

Anon
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My brother once told my sister that in China they skin cats and use them for stockings around Christmas. Its not so funny that she believed him but that she was about sixteen at the time.

Chellion
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When I was about 5 and just grasping the notion of there being other countries besides England, I somehow became convinced that France was the exact opposite of Germany. I don't know what I thought that meant though!

Maz
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