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Isherwood  ·  1060 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How the question "Where are you from?" comes with baggage for immigrants and POC

    The same people who will ask about European-sounding names are the exact same ones that aren't allowed to ask about names from literally anywhere else.

I just don't know about anywhere else. I went through a family tree phase recently and learned a lot about names from a few european countries, but outside of that I'm pretty ignorant. That said, I also never really liked the lineage small talk, it always seems to dead end pretty quickly for me:

"That an interesting name, is is German."

"Yes, my great, great grandfather was German."

"...good for him?"