Mixed blood people at camp from a child's point of view

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No, they knew he [Ralph Lazo] was Mexican. Or I don’t know if they knew he was Mexican, but they knew that he was not Japanese. But you see, there were other mixed blood people in camp and there was a Caucasian woman who lived actually right across from us. And she was Caucasian, but she was married to a Japanese man. So the daughter was, you know, mixed blood. But, see, I’m seeing it from a child’s point of view. I don’t know how adults were thinking about it or how it was perceived otherwise. There was another young man. He was married, actually. His name was Harry Mayeda and his mother was Caucasian. So there were, you know, mixed blood people in camp.

Date: December 27, 2005
Location: California, US
Interviewer: John Esaki
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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