How does Jeanne describe the public attitudes toward the Japanese in California in Farewell To Manzanar?  

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Jeanne learns a lot about the attitudes of her white neighbors when she and her family move to Boyle Heights. It is here that Jeanne experiences overt racism for the first time. She recalls how her new teacher is distant and cold to her. This is in contrast to her former teacher in Ocean Park, who obviously cared for her very much.

We can see how some people had no sympathy for the plight of Japanese Americans. For instance, a china dealer offers Mama 15 dollars for her dishes and plates. Mama takes this as an insult, as they are worth at least 200 dollars. In a fit, she breaks the dishes rather than sell...

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