culture/multiculturalism · Hispanics/Latinos · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism

I just have one of those faces

Just another day around the Shabbat table….

“Wow, you’re so exotic-looking!” the host gushes.

Everyone turns to stare at me. 

“Not really,” I reply casually, trying to contain my eye roll. “There’s a whole island full of people who look like me.”

“Oh, the Dominican Republic?” the host asks knowingly with a laugh. 

“No,” I reply. “Manhattan.”

5 thoughts on “I just have one of those faces

  1. In a diverse world, why are only brownish people considered exotic? If I was brown-skinned and some light-skinned person called me “exotic”, I'd say “so are you”.

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