Benefits of his multiracial background

Benefits of his multiracial background

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I love being parts of two different cultures. I think it's just something special to be. Mixed with a little of this, and a little of that. It helps build character, too. Unless you understand what other people are about... you know, it makes yourself stronger. You can relate to different people that way I think. Understanding, or just studying... you know, African-American culture and Japanese-American culture, and it just gives you a perspective that you might not see from if you were just one ethnicity or one race. I think it's benefitted me greatly.

Date: January 6, 2000
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum.

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