Hispanic grandmother preparing food surrounded by her family
Have you ever asked a person “where are you really from”, or assumed they were born outside of the U.S. based on their ethnicity?
Asking someone “where they’re really from” implies that they aren’t really “from here” and may make them feel like they are an outsider who doesn’t belong. Instead, you can ask someone how they identify themselves (Asian American, Korean American, Puerto Rican, Latino, etc.), or ask about their heritage. Read more questions to self reflect