Well, 100th person that has asked me in the past 2 months, no I am not Middle Eastern, I am not Asian. I am an American. Yes my skin is not white my eyes are not blue my hair is not blonde. But to be honest I only know about 30 people personally that can fit into that category of an American.
The first time I was asked why I was not white I found it funny. I just smiled and said, “yes I’m an American.” Then the response was,