I was at a party and someone said:
“if you had kids with a white girl, they’d look like [the guy next to me]”
... along with “you two have similar mannerisms.” It didn’t sound mean-spirited in tone, but it peeved me nonetheless and I’m not sure why I’m still thinking about it.
Even though it’s unlikely the remark would happen again, I wanted to retort but never found the right words, but I didn’t ask about it at the time and it would seem odd to bring it up again in the future. I was left wondering what in retrospect could I have said or retorted.
How can I politely ask to understand her motivation for saying that?