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Naomi Tsurumi

An American Of Japanese Descent Sees The Foreignness In Herself

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. In this installment, a woman of Japanese descent who recently learned a stark lesson about her own unconscious attitudes toward what it means to be an American.



Natalie and Loren Brenner with their sons, Ira and Sage.

Raising 2 Sons And Navigating 2 Races

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, a white couple adjusts to raising a mixed-race family.





MinNefer Mernahkem and Nancy Thomas moved to Hillsboro knowing they would be raising their son in a very white place.

Black Family Adjusts To Life In Oregon's White Suburbs

Over the past few months, OPB has been asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, two new arrivals to Oregon who came knowing they’d feel different.


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