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Old 04-22-2017, 11:23 PM   #12
Bob Coleman
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The term "Jap" is considered to be a very negative term towards individuals of Japanese ancestry. It was used extensively even before the war in California by the Hearst newspapers in a negative and racist matter. It of course escalated during the war. For those of us with Japanese families, it is insulting and goes back to the days when law biding citizens were placed in American concentration camps. As a comparison, it is like using the "n" word towards an individual of African decent.
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