we were in some international math competition. me and my friend overheard someone said “cmon man we can’t lose to those chinese dogs” (we’re singaporeans btw)
then we looked at each other and clicked, and started barking at each other. lmao the look on their faces
Grew up bilingual as an American-born citizen with a very foreign name. When I was 13, we had a house fire and ended up moving to a new school district rather suddenly. My mom took me to enroll in my new middle school. After a brief conversation with my mom, the secretary turned to me and asked, in the slowest, most condescending voice ever, “how goood is yooour English?” I answered back using her same tone and speed, “prrretty goood.”
She missed the joke and marked me down for the English as a Second Language program. I was pulled from my regular English class multiple times throughout the first semester so that I could attend this program. It took a lot of convincing before they finally realized their mistake and let me remain in my regular class.
Edit- Thank you for my first silver, kind stranger!
It’s not quite what you’re asking for, but here it is anyway. My first language is English, my second language is Japanese, and I live in Japan.
Anyway, this happened almost 2 years ago. I’m at the airport with my husband to pick my parents up. They flew in from America for the birth of their first grandchild. I was heavily pregnant (had my baby the next morning). I’m also very clearly not Japanese. So we’re walking down a hall towards some elevators and a group of young Japanese guys walk past us in the opposite direction, and I overhear one of them say, “wow she’s really fat” and his friend replied, “she’s pregnant you idiot” and I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. I mean, they were both right. That Japanese McDonald’s is legit.
I’m bilingual and English is not my native language as well, but a friend of mine (who is half Greek, half Filipino) went through something you could be describing. She culturally leans more towards her Filipino counterpart but has very European features. When she went to the Philippines on vacation, this group of grown men was drinking on the streets and saw her.
Basically, they were actively discussing kidnapping her and holding her for ransom in Tagalog (because she was a white foreigner) right in front of her face. She didn’t respond or try to cut back at them (I mean, I sure as hell wouldn’t if I were her) and just remained close to the people she was with during the trip.
visited India with my GF. both whites but i know hindi language (worked in india for 3 years). visiting historic places and temples. some bhakts in the temple started talking about raping my GF while making me watch it and then later burning our bodies to hide the crime. one of them even bragged how they can avoid punishment because his uncle is prominent political leader and board member of temple.
throughout the exchange i kept straight face and acted like i didn’t understand anything what they were saying. made super quick exit out of there. later my GF asked me if those guys were talking anything about us. explained everything to her. she never wants to visit India ever again.