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Robert Kashiwagi: Segregation confusion
In the South for the first time, Robert Kashiwagi wasn't sure what facilities he should use -- colored or white.
Interview outtakes from THE WAR:
“It was a difficult situation to go from the West, then to the South and run into a situation where there were drinking fountains that’s marked ‘colored’ and ‘white’ and you had to adhere to the instruction. Can I go into that restaurant or will I not be served? You know. These, these are the difficult questions that entered my mind. And then when I got on the bus, why all the black people had to go to the rear of the bus, and whites stayed in the front. That’s a confusing to me, so because I didn’t know where I was belonging to, as far as a situation like that. So I just, without any, without thinking, I would always go towards the black section. But they would turn me around and put me in the white.”