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Overcoming hidden discrimination in Japan, a surprising photo gallery

Overcoming hidden discrimination in Japan, a surprising photo gallery
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Andy says:
GlobalCompassion.com is featuring a gallery of photographs by award winning photographer Masaru Goto. The photos are portraits of Japanese people with a surprising twist. The subjects are Burakumin, a nearly invisible (yet identifiable) group of Japanese people. They are the remnant of a caste system that passed away long ago but remains in the cultural memory. Their ancestors were the untouchables -- people who worked with dead animals (tanners and butchers). Despite being racially and ethnically Japanese through and through, the "people of the buraku" still face discrimination today.
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http://www.globalcompassion.com/2008/05/19/masaru-goto/
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