instance Kochiyama explains I think psychologically the Japanese having gone

Instance kochiyama explains i think psychologically

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instance, Kochiyama explains, “I think psychologically the Japanese, having gone through a period where they were hated by everyone, didn’t even want to admit they were Japanese, or accept the fact that they were Japanese” (Kochiyama, 1991, pg. 417). Due to the effects of WWII and Pearl Harbor, there was a stigma about being Japanese that lead people who identified as Japanese and even people who weren’t of the same ethnicity to be discriminated against. This lead to many people resenting the ethnicity and not wanting to have any part in that identity. Referring to the marriage between Japanese women and whites, Kochiyama states, "I guess Japanese Americans just didn't want to have that Japanese identity, or Japanese part. There is definitely some self-hate, and a part of that has to do with the racism that's so deeply a part of this society" (Kochiyama, 1991, pg. 417). Similarly with race, the effects of sexuality on everyday life for Americans lead to resentment and discrimination too. Many people experience discrimination for breaking traditional ideas of sexuality. These ideas include heteronormativity. If a woman is not heterosexually active, she could be harassed and labeled as a lesbian. However, if she is heterosexually active, then she could be labeled as a slut. Either way, someone would disapprove of her activity, inactivity, and sexual preference. Thus, a person in this situation would experience bullying, prejudice and discrimination. These are mainly caused by ideas of right and wrong in a society based on labeling differences and judging others for them.
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