Micro aggression exaggeration
Someone asks me if I can read a Chinese character on their phone.
Response A: “Oh yeah, that means ‘yes’. What’s the context?”
Response B: “Why are you so racist? Just because I’m look Chinese does NOT make me your d**n dictionary. So screw you and your micro aggression.”
Response C: “You should never ask anyone that looks Chinese to read anything Chinese-looking for you because they might just tell you off.”
Response D: “Sorry man, I never learned Chinese. I know about as much as you do.”
Hmmm…. choice A or D for me any day of eternity.
Oh, and who is statistically more likely to be able to read Chinese? A Chinese-looking fellow or a non-Chinese looking fellow? Sometimes, a question is just a question. No need to read too much into it.