Clara Kiyoko Kumagai | クララ•キョウコ•クマガイ

“How did you react the last time someone said something inappropriate about your heritage?”


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  • Emily says:

    People don’t typically say inappropriate things directly to me, it’s more in side comments, weird looks, etc. It was one of my closest friends, and I talked to her one-on-one later to try to help her understand where I came from. Initially I was really, really pissed.

  • Matt says:

    That’s awesome to see, I’m a Irish, Japanese hafu also! When someone spoke about my heritage, I thought, well this person isn’t worth my time, if he thinks of it like that, great but I won’t be hanging out with that person anymore.

  • Ken Saburi says:

    I can’t remember the last time but I do remember the strongest impression left on me.

    When I was in primary/elementary school back in Singapore, there were a few kids who called me the Japanese raping murderer because of the atrocities the Imperial Japanese army did in Singapore. I didn’t know how to react to it. I stood in silence and I knew that I was never going to be friends with some classmates. It only hit me hours later in the school bus and balled my eyes out at home. Even though I had a few casual friends, somewhere deep inside of me knew I was never going to have bffs in primary school.

    P.S. It seems like almost every halfu in this website could speak Japanese except you and me. I would be a one-star too. Haha 😀
    I’m picking the language up at the moment so I hope it will get better. Godspeed!

  • Atsushi says:

    Gave them a condescending “you’re an ignorant twat” piercing glare!

  • Ken Armstrong says:

    the last time something like this happened i ignored it. Whenever i hear stuff about my heritage the first i perceive is that they dont know what their talking about. I do feel generally disrespected whenever anybody talks about my Oba Chan as she has already passed away too.

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