At this time in the United States, the Anglo American majority often ignored or mistreated people from other cultures. If you had Japanese ancestry (or African, or Native American, or other Asian), kids might tease you or bully you.

However, in Topaz, the Japanese kids (who were in the majority) sometimes teased the Anglo kids.

Why do you think that happened?

This teacher was encouraging her students to befriend and welcome the new student, an Anglo American.

How can you help create more understanding and friendship among different groups?

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