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[In the essay, “Growing Up Asian in America”, Noda about encounters with stereotypes that are brought on by people who haven’t even been around Japanese people in America. She talks about how the Japanese people often are categorized as aliens and it is constantly in their minds. Noda says in the essay, “I am racially Japanese”. This is who she is and this sometimes the only thing people see on the outside.] Looking for a Western Mother “Woman. The last piece of my identity…She was my dark self” Layers of identity Inside, Outside How is one to know and define oneself? From the inside—within a context that is self defined, from a grounding in a community and a connection with culture and history that are comfortably accepted? Or from the outside—in terms of messages received from the media and people who are often ignorant? Even as an adult I can still see two sides of my face and past. I can see from the inside out, in freedom. And I can see from the outside in, driven by the old voices of childhood and lost in anger and fear. Race, ethnicity (social location)
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