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Published: March 10, 2015
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Inspired by a conversation with a friend about her everyday struggles as a “teacher with immigration background”. Loved this reaction of hers.

"Immigration background" in it's semantic meaning has a nice flavour of "pluralism", however, in it's common connotation it's a term (in Germany basically reserved for descendents of "guest workers", you don't use it for descendents of British migrants for example) that clearly labels you as "foreign". The problem is that you can never get rid of being "different", through the "background" you will always be constructed as the "other", therefore never be able to finally "arrive" in the society you lived your whole life.
And in my case (been born in Tunisia by a German mother) it's even trickier.

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MislamicPearlHobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, I thought you were going to ask her if your hair was showing - I've done that so many times XD
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RedDiamond28Hobbyist
As an immigrant myself, this is perfect!
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tuffixHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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right at the point! amazing style in sending a message  may Allah bless your ideas always :)
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tuffixHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, amin :)
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NahmalaStudent Digital Artist
"Where are you from?" [insert country born and raised in] "No, where are you REALLY from?"

*flips table*
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tuffixHobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. I did a comic about that once (:
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NahmalaStudent Digital Artist
I remember that one! I loved it. ^^
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SirMartin1Hobbyist General Artist
the thing that bugs me most is that well for example if the US which started as colonies and grew to become a nation where the populous was composed of people from literally EVERYWHERE, has yet to realize that really when you get down to it anyone can come from anywhere and still adopt or be just as much a part of a nationality as YOU can, then there really is no hope yet for most other nations in the world sadly :( 

i do like your continued use of illustration to poke fun at the racist concepts that are or at least should be GLARINGLY apparent. 
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tuffixHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Well people love the constuction od "the other"
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What a petty way to divide a society. Actually sleuthing a difference out of long past history, just for differences sake.
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