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Fourth Generation and Still Foreign

In Seattle, Washington: I was waiting alone on the sidewalk outside of a restaurant when a young woman yelled at me, "Jap lady, go home!" She was standing about half a block away on the sidewalk. I did not respond and she walked away. I am a fourth-generation Japanese-American woman.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation's members are: Advancing Justice - AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, Advancing Justice - Atlanta, Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), and Advancing Justice - Chicago.