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...I think his point is...
To most westerners, especially Europeans, there is a wide variety in hair color, eye color, and skin tones. These are standard markers for identifying a person if you're from those regions.|
Asians typically have brown hair, brown eyes, and a light tan skin tone. This means that all the typical markers for recognizing different people go right out the window.
It is very hard for most westerners to guess where various Asians come from, although there are differences once you are around many Asians. Certainly, there's some variance that many westerners do recognize -- the Turkic Uyghur certainly look significantly different from Han. They look more Arabic, not Chinese, even though they ARE Chinese.
But in both Europe and Asia a lot of differences can be cultural. Frankly, Germans and French don't look that much different. But there cultural differences are great. The same holds true for a lot of Asians. You can pick out different groups of people easier if they're in traditional clothing rather than modern clothing. That's cultural.
My dad was Asian (was, I lost him a few years ago) and people were always trying to guess where his ancestors were from -- and I got to hear some hilarious answers! Yes, many, many westerners are clueless. That doesn't mean we don't have the ability to learn.