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I was wondering if you'd nicely help to understand the meaning of the bloded part of this quote:
My professor would say that in America there's this sort of racism against Asians where they say, "Oh, you know, they all look alike." Yet that's actually proved beneficial because you can play someone who's Japanese, as you do in Memoirs of a Geisha.
Thank you but I still don't get the meaning of the sentence
I am not a teacher.
It means that if you're not Japanese, it doesn't matter! You can still play/act the part of a Japanese because 'they all look alike', so no-one will be able to tell the difference.
Presumably the person is some other type of (East) Asian. But the "typical" American would not really notice that a Korean, for example, was playing Japanese.
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