I don't mean to start a racist thread here, but I'd like ask people how they respond to racist remarks if they've ever been the target of them. Last Sunday, whilst grocery shopping, a little asian Muslim girl (I'd guess Pakistani), she only looked between the ages of 7-9, was standing behind me in an aisle and said quite audibly to me: "chong chong". I turned around, annoyed, but seeing that it was such a young girl, I simply smiled to her and said "Hello. Are you alright?" She replied in a completely unfazed manner: "Yes" and didn't at all look sheepish or ashamed that she had made a racist Chinese comment at me. I can't be certain whether she realised the full meaning behind what it was she said, but I'm tempted to think she must've have known that it wasn't a nice thing to say to someone. I really wanted to say to her "My name's not 'chong chong'.", but I refrained from doing so because of her apparent age. Her mother was not watching her at the time, but there was another young boy beside her that I'm guessing might've been her brother who was silent. So it left me wondering whether I should have said more to correct the little girl. And of course I can't deny that I was a little saddened by her remarks about my Chinese ethnicity. Sadly, this is not the first time I've had young, specifically Asian Muslim, children tease me because of my Oriental appearance. I don't know what they seem to have against Chinese people. The thing is, after living most of my life and being educated in Britain, I actually consider myself more British than anything else, so it's a little hurtful when others judge me by my appearance as one of those Chinese people that aren't really part of British society. So tell me how you would respond to such experiences? Even for those of you that aren't from an ethnic minority. I'd like to know.