"Kids in #Kobe grow up seeing women in saris, men in Sikh turbans shopping at the supermarket alongside them.. and it really makes a difference." —#HirokoTabuchi https://twitter.com/HirokoTabuchi/status/1306605516228104192
I lived in various small-town suburbs for so much of my life that moving to the big city and its ethnic neighborhoods was a revelation. An incredible life improvement, being able to stretch out parts of myself that I didn't know were cramped.
“Glad you have good memories of #Kobe. My #burakumin grandfather was discriminated and beaten on multiple occasions in his youth. My #Zainichi Korean fam found racism was worse there than even Osaka. Viet and Malay JITCO workers and students at Kobe U have spoken up about racism.” https://mobile.twitter.com/aj_aj54/status/1306861523009064960 in response to #HirokoTabuchi’s tweets celebrating Kobe quoted above.
She replied boosted this and commented https://mobile.twitter.com/HirokoTabuchi/status/1306969013545832450, and I’m thinking about this a lot.
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