I'm 36 years old, my dad is white, my mom is black. I don't look like your "typical" mixed person. I have tan skin and straight black hair.
I will NEVER get used to people asking me where I am from. It's not as simple as you think.
Usually it starts off with someone staring at me like I have two heads. Then they ask:
Where are you from?
I'll say Nebraska.
No, where are you from ORIGINALLY?
I was born in New York but was raised in Nebraska.
No, what's your ethnicity?
So your dad is?
White and my mom is black.
Gee, you don't look mixed.
Some of the ignorant comments I've had to deal with an almost a daily basis
"You look Spanish, why don't you speak Spanish?"
"I thought you were Native American, Indian, Hawaiian, from Brazil.", etc. etc.
And I've just invested 20 minutes of my life explaining my entire family history to a complete stranger that I am NEVER going to see again.
I don't get offended so much as annoyed. People make me feel like I'm some weird science experiment gone wrong. They tell me how I don't look mixed, most mixed people don't have hair like me, or I look like this or that. As if it's my fault for not "looking" mixed. They want me to EXPLAIN why I have straight hair, when every other mixed people they know of has kinky hair.