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Professor Victor Bascara Asian American Studies 40 28 October 2015 Journal Entry Kumu Hina brought up a lot of issues about gender roles and her identity as a transgender woman. She stated that a lot of people had a hard time accepting her transition, and it was only her grandmother that supported her and just wanted her to be happy. I think this mindset is still a big issue today, as our society still hasn’t come to fully understand and support the desires of transgender individuals. Another major issue brought up in the readings is the issue of redress. The reading stated that published works began to come about in order to shed light on the camp experiences, but not all of the U.S. society supported this, and that is a major issue as it is important for justice to be made over the trials of the past. An issue I believe that was not brought up was why we we a society react to the
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Unformatted text preview: transgender community the way we do. I see from day to day life that oFen we do not openly support the choices that they make, but I do not understand why we feel that it is acceptable to view and treat them in this way. Do we treat them this way just because the idea of transgender is unlike things we are used to? Will it be accepted just as every other choice in the future? I would like to discuss this issue further, because I feel that the subject of transgender is hardly touched on compared to many other controversial topics in our society. I also think we should discuss the issue of redress, in the sense of its e²ects that sTll exist today. AFer talking to many Asian Americans, I have come across many that say their grandparents are sTll a²ected by the camps and I would like more awareness on how the camps changed their lives....
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