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As Asian Americans, growing up in that that era, there you know we identified a lot, for example on the Westside here, since most of the neighborhoods were Black or Asian, our high school friends were Blacks and Asians. And we identified with, you know, our brothers and sisters in the African American community and the movement. A lot of people who grew up on the Eastside, they related more to the Chicanos, but again, you know we developed bonds, with peoples that who were our neighbors, and learned from each other about our own histories, and each other’s histories and I think we found that, we had a lot in common and ...the kinds of things that we want to accomplish to build a better world. We were all shared by all of us.

Date: September 29, 2011
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Kris Kuromitsu, John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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