An improvised joke I made at a recent speaking engagement….
I spent the first 26 years being told “funny, you don’t look Dominican” and I’ll spend the next 36 being told “funny, you don’t look Jewish.”
Since I am Dominican and Jewish, clearly I look nothing but puro Jewminicana. What do I have to get a t-shirt?
Neither Dominican or Jewish is a race.
Now, don’t even get me started on “Funny, you don’t look American.”
If you step off a plane in Santo Domingo, New York or Jerusalem, you’ll see plenty of Jews, Dominicans and Americans who look like me.
You need to get out more, people.
Why do I have to repeat myself? Because people aren’t listening.
Related: Lala Vazquez on “You Don’t Look Latina”
Hebrew Mamita Vanessa Hidary on “Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish”: