Where are you from?
This here doesn't make me angry, just sortave sad at the world. A friend of mine who has been here since she was really little gets the same question asked of her all the time, and I keep thinking, being Australia isn't being white. It never was. It's an interesting article:
Finding a place to call home
It's difficult as a new arrival to feel that you belong when everyone questions where you are from.Source
I CAME to Australia to get civilisation and to find a home. Before coming here, I lived in an African village. In Zimbabwe. That was more than 20 years ago. Since then, I have tried to call Australia home. Sometimes I feel this is home. But just when I am beginning to feel Australian, a friendly person on the tram says, ''And where are you from, love?'' Sometimes the friendly person is specific: ''Which part of Africa are you from?'' Who wants to say they come from Zimbabwe these days? A bad name for a country should not stop it from being my home.