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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 7 in a series – I never once sat on the first floor. Only the hakujin sat down there.

July 30th, 2019

What I'm Reading: Those were hakujin beaches. Whites-only beaches.

”At the movie theatres, there were two levels: the first floor, and a balcony. Mama used to take us to matinees, before she got sick. I don’t know if it was a law or if the studios just had a policy, but I know that I was always seated in the balcony, with the blacks and Mexicans, and other Japanese and Chinese, and that I never once sat on the first floor. Only the hakujin sat down there.”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

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