• Delray Beach, Wash.


I would like to comment on Shawna Ueyama’s Dec. 22 Zeit Gist article, “Too innocent for prejudice?” I have lived in the United States for more than a decade — in various cities because of my husband’s job — and have found that no matter where we go, my 8-year-old boy and I are discriminated against to some degree.

Ueyama’s article is not fair to Japanese people and their children. I believe that people in the U.S. are much more racist or prejudiced because of wrong information and images about non-Caucasian people from media, government and parents. Discrimination exists even in the process of applying for preschool here. Often religious differences cause discrimination.

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