Post-War Racism

When I asked my parents about their internment experiences, neither of them recalled much since they were both so young during the war. As very small children, neither of them felt particularly traumatized by their internment experiences but they most certainly saw and dealt with plenty of racism afterwards. This racism towards JCs persisted for many years after the war ended, especially after they returned to Vancouver. My father recalled that had to defend himself both mentally and physically during his teens but eventually both my parents used these racial pressures to rise above them. Subsequently they both became exceptionally honest and hard working people throughout their lives and I believe this work ethic transcended to me and my sisters.


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