Differences in discrimination

Parents were willing to send her to medical school Differences in discrimination Getting good guidance Unable to work when the war broke out Traumatic experiences before camp Joining the hospital unit in Santa Anita Race Track Lost respect for the flag after incarceration No use in having citizenship Never married “Everybody went in like sheep”

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The only time we got discrimination is when we went to medical school, cause…of course you know, medical school discriminated against women. But I think because I was oriental in Chicago, where they never saw an Oriental, I think I was sort of a curio to them, you know. They wondered what I was like. And when I went to Chicago, there was no discriminationing – in restaurants or anywhere…nightclubs or…like it was here in Los Angeles, you know. We were completely discriminated against, many places. We’d go to a restaurant and they wouldn’t wait on us. But when I went to Chicago, I was at first a little reluctant about going to those places, but I was accepted and so then I got used to going to those nightclubs and restaurants and so on.

Date: March 31, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Gwenn M. Jensen
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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