When I was young, I got very tan. I have a drop, a tiny drop of Native American ancestry, not even enough really to show up on my 23andme results, but enough that when I was little I got very tan. I was told that I was "too dark to be my parents kid, I was the black mailman's child", or I was " playing with the little ________ boy down the street and it was rubbing off." When I was a teen, I had some girl that wanted to fight me tell me to " go back to your own country you Asian B___" When I got my first teaching job, a secretary told people I was Mexican because I hyphenated my last name, and "that is what they do." My oldest son people say looks Jewish, and my Youngest Asian. My 23ndme results put me at 99% Northwestern European, for the record. The rest is made up with the Native American and sub-Saharan Africa.
All this to say, Like people in the videos, sometimes people see what they want. Who was I standing next to? Was I darker than some people? Yes, but certainly lighter than others. Are my eyes more almond shaped? Yes, but that does not mean one race over another. Sterotypes on size of nose, or placement of cheekbones, or a myriad of other features cannot be used to determine a person's country of origin. We need to get away from looking at someone and guessing or asking where someone is from. We need to get to know people for who they are, and the type of character they have, It means much more than the covering they come in.