It seems like there are even levels of whiteness among different Caucasian people here. I am southern European and my skin is probably whiter than most Anglos and northern Europeans, yet I always have to be made to feel super ethnic or different. I don't get it. I have to be made to feel exotic. Now, I am going to seem racist, but I do not even feel comfortable dating guys outside of my ethnicity anymore. Although, if he is from another Mediterranean country then that is ok too and I feel comfortable. When I was in high school, it was the opposite. I dated guys from different backgrounds and my friends were all different from me. Now, I am just sick of having to explain myself. I have no idea how my aunt is married to white protestant guy from the southern United States. She has had to adopt all his customs even speaking in a fake Southern accent. They have been married pretty much my whole life, but I do not feel like he is my uncle. When he is in our house, he does not even have the decency to not eat meat on a Friday during Lent! Like seriously, I would always respect the traditions of another person. I eat pork, but if I was in a Muslim household visiting, I would not eat it out of respect. I just feel so attacked and disrespected when people can not respect my culture..