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11/24/13

I just saw your movie One Big Hapa Family and found very entertaining and informative. I know no other type of family life, as you many people from the Caribbean are of inter-racial ethnicity. Your uncle Cyril came from a country where inter-racial marriage is the norm.

Being multiracial is very accepting. The only time I remember being aware of my ethnicity is when we moved from Trinidad to the Brooklyn NY back in the 1960s during the time of the Black Panthers and race riots. Didn't know I was "different" until my school-mates made fun of my accent and always wanted to fight me since I look more Asian then than no.

Coming to Canada via Montreal, was also interesting as I now had to deal with the French. They tend to have a lack of tolerance of aboriginal people, so they would say "go back to the reserve", like I knew what a reserve was. Didn't know anything about this type of treatment of people. So tolerated that for a while, and survived.

Finally moved to Vancouver in 1975 where the racial attitude toward Aboriginal and now Phillipina . My two sons are in at time of life where being multiracial tend to be the norm. Their dad has East Indian marriages. Now, my grand-daughter is 1/2 Japanese and the other 1/2 Chinese/Black/Spanish/Carib Indian/Scottish/East Indian. She is a true representative of a walking United Nations and the New Canadian person.

Its time for the Canadian government to change their censor forms regarding the ethnicity and race. I find the new immigrants are less tolerant and we start all over again!!

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