Yuri Kochiyama

:15 My name is Yuri Kochiyama, but when I was young, I just used Mary and my maiden name was Nakahara.

:34 I was born in San Pedro, California. I just want to say that my mother told me that every single Japanese child that was born in the harbor area. That one Japanese issei woman brought us all into the world because no Blacks, Mexicans, or Asians could have a baby in a hospital. I mean there was a lot of racism that we didn’t even know about.

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Scott Nakagawa 10.26.16

[00:00:00] What is to you when your mind is the idea of the model minority.

[00:00:05] Scot: The idea of the model minority to me is a stereotype about Asian-Americans in particular that sometimes applies to other groups and sometimes groups apply it to themselves but not particularly where Asian-Americans are concerned. The model minority basically suggests that Asians by culture or in some instances even by biology have a greater disposition toward success value education more work hard are quiet Read more...