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Today, marks yet again another day that I've been asked if I'm autistic. No, that's just my Korean accent. Apparently I look "too white" to have one. FML

By notautistic / Friday 26 September 2014 01:15 / United States - Minneapolis
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Dont be racist koreans can be autistic too

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  junkman6  |  22

You would be surprised how many people have never heard a Korean accent before. Never having been exposed to something is different than being an ignorant idiot. But sadly Korean accents do sound a bit like a speech impediment of some sort if you've never heard it before, at least it did to me.

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  lina21  |  12

Autism isn't the same thing as having a speech impediment first of all, and second, I have yet to hear an accent where I would deem it appropriate to mistake them for having a disability, let alone actually say it

By  DestinyNiya  |  30

That's unique and awesome. You'll be fine. :)

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  DestinyNiya  |  30

Not being mainstream.

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  meli1195  |  31

Or that having a Korean accent is not mainstream? Because I know a loooot of people with an accent, myself included, so please clarify ms. Anti-mainstream

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  ItsAUnicorn  |  27

What, should I be feeling unique and finding my autism awesome, just because it doesn't make me 'mainstream'? Sorry, but I'd rather be living my own, so-called 'mainstream' life without autism.

By  JH159753  |  20

I'm Korean, but this has never happened to me. Sorry you have to meet racist bastards OP.

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  iAmPaul  |  49

And I've been told on multiple occasions in Internet arguments that I look like I have Down Syndrome, even though I don't, and I look nothing like the typical person afflicted with Down Syndrome.

By  Just_A_Tree  |  20

People don't really understand the level of asshole that they accomplish by asking someone if they have autism or Down syndrome. Like really? Do you not realize how rude of a question that is? It's like asking a personal question that is none of their business. How would they feel if I came up and said "Hey! Is that herpes on your face? When did you get that?" Yea, it doesn't feel good when someone asks you a personal question like that! Yea, I know, two different things. But both are not appreciated questions, which is the point.

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