‘The next day, for the first time ever, she sent the boy and his sister to school with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in there lunch pails. “No more rice balls,” she said “And if anyone asks, you’re Chinese.”’ Page 75
‘When she came out she held the door open. “My father never writes to me,” she said, even though this was not true. He had written to her every week since his arrest last December and she had saved every single one of his postcards.’ Page 34
‘“The position’s just been filled,” she was told again and again. Or, “Wewouldn’t want you to upset the other employees.”… they would not hire her as a cashier because they were afraid of offending the customers. Instead they offered … where no one could see her but she politely declined.’ Page 128
‘several months later, when we had money to buy paint, we did, but for years we couldn’t get those words out of our heads.’
The father gets taken away. Then a few months later the rest of the family (the mother, the girl, and the boy) get sent to a horse racing track that is their “home” for the summer.
Sadly, the father of a Chinese family gets taken away; then, a few months later, the rest of the family - the man's wife, son, and daughter- get taken as well and are brought to a horse racing track that is their “home” for the summer.
The reason she say’s this is because she knows that they will be picked on a lot less if they say they are Chinese than if they say that they are Japanese.
She says this because she knows that they will be picked on much less if they say they are Chinese than if they say that they are Japanese.
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