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“I can’t tell Asian people apart”

August 2, 2011

One of the many things I come across time and time again on @alittleracist, is the absolutely ludicrous statement that “I can’t tell Asian people apart” or, “Asian people all look the same”.

The statement in itself smacks of complete and utter ignorance: What do you mean by ‘Asia’? The continent you’ve just lobbed into one big pile is the world’s largest and most populous continent, covering 30% of the land area of the earth, and has around 60% of the world’s current human population.

Encompassing countries as different as Russia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Japan, Thailand, and India, it encompasses some of the most technologically advanced cities in the world – and places where electricity is a rarity.

So, if lumping all of Asia into one big bucket isn’t insult enough, you claim not to be able to tell Asian people apart? Let’s give it a shot, shall we:

Try and see if you can tell these people apart…

From Russia:
beautiful black swan dancer

From Thailand:

From Indonesia:

From India:
Nikita Patel : Strong beautiful woman

From China:

From Korea:
Mud Fest 2008

From Turkey:

From Bhutan:
Bhutan Woman

From Malaysia:

From Taiwan:

From Cambodia:
Cambodian Dancing 231

From Singapore:
Railway Shoot #7

From India:
Bangalore Sunset

From Indonesia:

From Vietnam:
Hazy Sun !

From Turkey:

From Taiwan:

From Japan:

From Bangladesh:
Kamrun goes gypsy

From Mongolia:
Traditional costumes

From Laos:
Laos - Hmong village near Luang Prabang

From India:

From Indonesia:

From Sri Lanka:
Little girl - Oh my

From Afghanistan:
Afghani girl in Isfahan

See how easy that was?

Now let’s cut it with the idiocy. Thanks.

@alittleracist is a Twitter account that highlights the “I am not racist but…” posts on Twitter. Fighting racism, one tweet at the time…

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