Chin H. Kim

As Interviewed by Lisa M.
"We just believed we were a part of Japan, after all our name was a Japanese name."
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Dustin Chong

As Interviewed by Sarah C
""It makes it so much easier for Malays to get into any of the universities in Malaysia because they have the highest priority.""
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Emilio Zamora

As Interviewed by Sophie Wysocki
"We want to show that if you have the right subject matter, the teachers are well prepared and interested, the parents supporting, the children are going to become good learners and they’re going to be successful all the way through"
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Kem Louie

Interviewed by Jeffrey K.
"As long as you know the score and as long as you know the situation and behave yourself, you gotta take it easy."
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Seth L. Wolitz

As Interviewed by Molly Dowe
"Well, at least I did one thing right in my life. I helped integrate Antoine's."
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Bob Perkins

As Interviewed by Luke Thiessen
"My daddy was an American history teacher, so I grew up around all those books and my dad basically took the position that you had to fight for the right things. If he saw something going on that he thought was wrong, you would definitely hear about it. I’m certain that he would approve of what I do, in terms of fighting for [the right] things. "
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Mark K. Updegrove

As Interviewed by Henry Brodkin
"Until you offer every American who’s able to vote the opportunity to do so, you don’t have a democracy…You’re not fulfilling your promise as a democratic nation, as a republic, unless you’re giving people a voice at the voting booth. "
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Prem Sehgal

As Interviewed by TJ Arora
"If there was nothing between India and Pakistan then people could still live in peace. People could live their lives doing what their family had been doing for centuries."
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Anika Fassia

As Interviewed by Mallory G.
"I think they might seem like small acts of discrimination, but these things build up over time, and they all lead to make someone feel like they don’t belong here. "
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Gay Rights in Texas

Jason Brady
"If I wrote the laws it would not distinguish gay people from straight people"
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Juanita Smith

Noah Pastor
""I was told I could not do a certain project because I was Mexican""
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Ronbas A.

As Interviewed By Sanjana A.
"If someone cracks a joke on another clearly based on their color or how they look or what their race is, I think it’s definitely racism related issue, and I think it should be avoided at all costs."
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KJ Byers

As interviewed by K.A
"On the bus mainly and they, we, had an odd situation, because Houston compared to what you may have heard about other places, the buses that we traveled on didn't enforce segregation, that is having to sit behind a line. You could sit anywhere on the bus, in fact I'd often sit behind the bus driver with all my sisters and brothers, and we never had any trouble."
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Bee Ellington

As Interviewed By Seth Ellington
"I have been segregated against in a lot of different ways as a woman in this society."
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Chao-Hsiang Su

As Interviewed by Michelle S.
"They had to surrender Taiwan to Japan for conversation."
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Emily Ardolino

As Interviewed by Connor Fierro
"In a way, this is maybe a triumph for the civil rights movement in terms of employment law. The fact that, when there is true liability against an employer for discrimination, harassment or something similar, usually it is not in the employer’s best interest to fight the claim in court. It is truly best for everyone to come to a settlement agreement without dragging things through the courts."
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Karim Hirani

As Interviewed by Aly H.
"I felt then that our country was violated, but also that my religion was hijacked by terrorists. And since then Islam has been viewed in a negative light in the western world."
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Duane Moore

As interviewed by Jorge V
"Even for the whites it became something that was good riddance because it was a type of pressure that did not had to exist."
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Nancy Watson

As Interviewed by Jacob W.
"Just going to big university and then traveling, living out of state for a few years it just really shows you what’s different."
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Margie Holland

As Interviewed by Lucia M.
"The whole time itself went from this period of time where everyone comes home and eats supper and relaxes and nothing changes to the upheaval of the 60’s where we’re going to change social order, people are being assassinated, there’s a war in a foreign country and we don’t even know these people."
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Dr. Jennie Campos

As Interviewed by Richard Esai Rojo
"So in my mind as a child growing up, I always associated discrimination against my father with him going back into the Air Force and eventually being killed."
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P.C.

As Interviewed by Sumin C.
"Realizing this person has this type of background and appreciating it is not necessarily a bad thing."
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Rosalinda Stephens

As Interviewed by Caleb C.
"We were at a dinner and she made the comment – ‘Oh, we have to be careful not to let Mexicans into our society’ -- sitting right across the table from me!"
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Kin Chan

As interviewed by Daniel Chan
"'We really like your GPA and your interview, but because of your legal status, we cannot let you be an employee of our company.'"
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Robert Chamberlain

As Interviewed by Jane Addison
"The social justice in the United States had reached a peak of injustice particularly with African Americans in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson was the president."
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Yvonne Tapscott

As Interviewed by Olivia Cox
"We had to worry about our well being just because you said the wrong thing or laughed at something and as an adult thinking about that I would not want to have children if I had to live in that era. I would not want to bring a child into a world like that."
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Helen Yackley

As Interviewed by Petula Randolph
"The initial view on the Civil Rights Movement was something that should have happened a long time ago."
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Y. Rah

As Interviewed by Ashley Kim
"Sometimes not really racism, but people treats the way you look."
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Sandra Joy

As Interviewed by Paul Gold
"I firmly believe that the death penalty is being used by politicians to get people to fall in line. "
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Jon and Mary Carol Lewis

As Interviewed by Chris Mabley
"[When] Martin Luther King was assassinated in April of 1968, [Cleveland] had what was called the Hough riots, where the African American people were so upset by [their] treatment that they rioted and burned down buildings."
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Jeff Abel

As Interviewed by Annabelle Abel
"She moved here during the height of racial tensions in the 1960s, and, as a Filipino woman, she didn’t fit in with the predominantly white community or the black community."
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Michelle Brown

As Interviewed by Jack K.
"Growing up we never heard about the [Tulsa] Race Riot or Black Wall Street. We never studied about in school."
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Ganga Nagindas Topiwala

As Interviewed by Rajan Topiwala
"We were full of excitement as Gandhi passed by our town, knowing that many were supporting the cause of independence and a hope for a better future. "
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Kerry Baker

Emily B.
"I would say that getting people to care more about what happens to their fellow human beings is the one thing that could really make a difference in the area of racial relations."
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Sybil Jordan Hampton

As Interviewed by Elias Little
"There used to be this program on TV called ‘Casper the Friendly Ghost,’ and I used to say to my parents that that’s who I was there."
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C.C.

As Interviewed by H.F.
"We felt discriminated for being Hispanic people, and that should not happen."
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George Zamarron

As Interviewed by X.Z.
"A weapon though is not always a dangerous weapon unless it is used as a dangerous weapon."
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Susan Clarke

As Interviewed by Josephine Clarke
"My brother had recently become a priest and he was out on the street, picketing for civil rights. He helped me see it too, but I really stayed away from it. I think fear was my biggest problem."
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Larry Jones

As Interviewed by R.J.
"Discrimination was a way of life, so you didn’t think about it being discrimination."
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Deborah Megehe

As Interviewed by Travis Eaves
"During my first duty stationed at BT 21, my supervisor, who was a male, felt very strongly against women, and we knocked heads."
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Ranjit Nair

As Interviewed by Nikita Nair
"They would rub their fingers down my arm to see if the color would rub off onto their hands."
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Carla Burchard

As Interviewed by Dominic Juarez
"No one should be treated differently. We are all the same; God created all of us, and we are all children of God, and it shouldn't make any difference what color our skin is."
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Coby Stilp

As Interviewed by Gracie Smith
"I carried a knife in my boots when I was in seventh and eighth grade. It was just something that you did to protect yourself even though nothing ever happened. "
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David Martinez

As Interviewed by Perry Estes
"That's the hidden factor in American social fabric, that in a funny way, classism is stronger than racism."
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T.P. Ramamoorthy

As interviewed by Aaron Wheatley
"To me, India is the true land of immigrants."
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Yolanda O. Torres

As Interviewed by Elisabeth Torres-Schulte
"They understood that I was one of the top students and that I was very involved in school, but they still said, ‘You know, the local junior college is a good place for you to go.’"
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John Ochoa

As interviewed by J.D
"...I was mad for a while but then I grew out of it and forgave the judge."
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Robert L. Mann

As Interviewed by Andrew Mauro
"The FBI feared it was a plot to kill King and all the other civil rights leaders. They could take ‘em all out at one time. And I figured they’d do it with a bomb, and they didn’t have all the bomb detection equipment we have today, so I was scared to death. All the reporters were."
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John Ramsey

As Interviewed by M.R.
"If you have to build a workforce, you are stupid if you limit yourself to a small percentage of the population, leaving out half the people and women."
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Ariadna Luna

As Interviewed by Elena Venegoni
"We filed a paper and I have a U visa now because I was sexually abused when I was seventeen."
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Nelson Mock

As Interviewed by Jeremy M.
"The Fair Housing Act was intended to stop discrimination, but it was also intended to promote a diverse and inclusive community. I don't think we are anywhere near that yet."
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Rebecca Lightsey

As Interviewed by Caroline Hemphill
"A real key piece of it is educating teachers and principals and school administrators that this is happening, this is real."
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Beth Griesmer

As Interviewed By Olivia Griesmer
"It also opened my eyes to what it’s like to be different and for people around you to minimize you because you’re different."
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Mabell Killingsworth Sauls

As Interviewed by Calvin Williams
"We were proud and happy that the things turned out the way we did, because it gave us a new look on life."
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Joy Imel

As Interviewed by Ayden McLean
"I can still remember this -- there was one water fountain. I had not even noticed it ‘til a black person came by to get a drink of water, and at that moment I realized: there’s only one water fountain; it’s for everyone."
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Mary Jo Myles

As Interviewed by Emma Fosdick
"Back in those days, they didn’t want people, like the children on the Pediatric Ward, to see a pregnant lady -- which was crazy."
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Pat and Arnold Gerson

As Interviewed by Atticus Keene
"I needed the action of being out there in the real world, and in all kinds of ways social work seemed to be very appropriate for me and then... the ‘60s hit. And everything caught fire. Cities caught fire. Our souls caught fire. Consciousness caught fire. It’s still on fire!"
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Maria Perez

Interviewed by Bryssa Rodriguez
"As soon as the door was open two police officers ran into the apartment while another one had me on the floor, handcuffed, pointing a gun at me."
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Wilhelmina Delco

As Interviewed by Fiona C.
"I wasn’t the first African-American to run, but I was the first elected."
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Anthony Gatica

As Interviewed by M.G.
"I think the reason I, and all the other boys, were chosen was because of our skin color. Everybody was laughing in class, but there were no white kids who had to stay in the room with the principal."
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Robert Herbert

As Interviewed by Samuel Drosche
"I remember during that time, Scarborough’s didn’t like us to try on hats. They wouldn’t let blacks put hats on... if you put on a hat they’d make you buy it."
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Philip Sanders

As Interviewed By Noah Gershoff
"...I was much in favor because I knew the schools where I had given kids the kind of education they needed and I knew that discriminating people based on race is a terrible thing to do to persons..."
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Terry Smith

As Interviewed by Ethan B. Huie
"This was 1972, but it was that Mississippi state had men's dorms that had balconies so there were men's suits that had balconies and there were couple of occasions where the African American students were coming back to the residence hall and you had other students who were standing on the balcony with eggs and tomatoes. We wound up cleaning up eggs and tomatoes but you know 79 out out of 7900 whach you goin to do?"
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Oscar Armenta

As Interviewed by Xitlali Armenta
"The general management treated the Hispanic employees differently than the white employees, basically exploiting them by making them work after hours and late shifts."
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Jerry Kermit Southard

As Interviewed by Kendall Kucera
"They would march in formation and looked almost paramilitary in appearance. Interestingly, they wore khaki pants and shirts with white webbing belts and white helmet liners. They had KKK in red letters on the helmet, wore trooper boots, and actually showed their faces."
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Jesus Cavazos

As Interviewed by Javi Weems
"When I got out of the Army, it was 1959. I was a typewriter repairman, so I went to apply at Western Union. They told me ‘Well, can you climb poles?’"
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Aamer Shaukat

As Interviewed by Alia Shaukat
"There was a lot of lack of worldliness, I won’t say ignorance, but lack of knowledge about the world in that small town."
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Laura Selis

As Interviewed by Camille Selis
"All of the Japanese-Americans were required to evacuate -- over 122,000 Japanese-Americans. The people that I know affected by that is my entire family -- it was my mother’s family and my father’s family."
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Don Tate

As Interviewed by Kolby Tate
"If you walk into a bookstore in Texas or Florida you’re not likely to see as many people of color in those books as you would see white people or talking animals."
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Margaret McClain

As Interviewed by Elizabeth M.
"When they first started integration, I don't remember any incidents happening- I think everything went real smoothly and well planned. It gave the children more opportunities."
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C. Davenport

As Interviewed by Megan Deterling
"Sometimes I will even ask my own grandchildren because of my background. They will name a person from school and I will say ‘ Well do they look like you? ' and they have to think about it, so it’s like that's something that's not even on their radar, and that's a good thing."
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