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Re: Racial frustrations

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I am ethnically Chinese, but grew up in Canada and consider English to be my mother tongue.
"But where are you really from?" or "Oh! You don't look Canadian!".
No comfort to you, but there was once a survey which showed that men who were taller were considered more intelligent and goodness knows what else...

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I felt I had struck a good rapport with the landlady, only to be told at the end that she would have to seriously reconsider her decision to never rent to Chinese again.
This sounds to me as if you have 'shaken' the lady's prejudice a little and that the next applicant with Chinese ancestors might be in luck!
Good work and good luck with the room-search.