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What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 32 in a series – “…I was imposing a burden on them.”

August 31st, 2019

“I also learned that outside school another set of rules prevailed. Choosing friends, for instance, often depended upon whether or not I could be invited to their homes, whether their parents would allow this. And what is so infuriating, looking back, is how I accepted the situation. If refused by someone’s parents, I would never say, “Go to hell!” or “I’ll find other friends,” or “Who wants to come to your house anyway?” I would see it as my fault, the result of my failings. I was imposing a burden on them.”

From Farwell to Manzanar by by Jeanne Wakatsuki Housto and James D. Houston

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