Before I begin, I would just like to warn others that this is a longish rant about being mixed race. specifically white and Japanese. After reading this article about a white girl who identifies as mixed because she likes aspects of Japanese culture and liked living in Japan, I was pretty damn infuriated. This, as someone who is mixed Japanese and white, is one thing that I cannot stand. Guess what, Maggie (the author of the article)? I know how you felt when you were in Japan in your yukata and everyone was staring at you like you didn’t belong. WELCOME TO THE LIFE OF A WHITE-PASSING JAPANESE AMERICAN. My struggles are not your struggles. Sorry, not sorry, but you have no freaking clue what it is like to be mixed.