Yes, pretty much my whole life. Well, maybe a little less now that I’m a middle age woman and therefore invisible :o I’d say at least once a week a Spanish speaker will ask me if I habla espanol. I feel bad that I don’t, especially when they look like they need assistance with directions or whatever. When I was young and really tan pretty much all of the time, I had a lot of black people asking me of I was black. It became a running joke for my dad to say to me " ’ *you black *?"
I think it happens more often to us darker skinned folks, as there are so many places where the natives are dark eyed / skinned.
One thing they don’t suspect is that I’m Jewish. Oy vey, the antisemitic comments people make when they aren’t aware to whom they’re speaking :rolleyes: