All posts by Keith Kamisugi

Don Tamaki at United For Compassion 2: A Japantown Community Gathering

Don Tamaki from the #StopRepeatingHistory campaign spoke August 9, 2018, at a San Francisco Japantown community gathering to address issues such as family separations at the border, the Muslim ban, and racial and religious scapegoating. (Photos by Bob Hsiang.) Here are Don’s remarks as prepared for delivery: In June, by a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court ...

United For Compassion 2: A Japantown Community Gathering

Don Tamaki from the #StopRepeatingHistory campaign will speak tomorrow night at a San Francisco Japantown community gathering to address issues such as family separations at the border, the Muslim ban, and racial and religious scapegoating. Thursday, August 9, 2018 7 PM – 8:30 PM Japantown, San Francisco 1737 Post St, San Francisco, California 94115 https://www.facebook.com/events/1930024537048459/ Featuring ...

Whitewashing Precedent: From the Chinese Exclusion Case to Korematsu to the Muslim Travel Ban Cases

“Whitewashing Precedent: From the Chinese Exclusion Case to Korematsu to the Muslim Travel Ban Cases” is a new article in the Case Western Reserve Law Review, written by Prof. Robert S. Chang, Executive Director of the Korematsu Center. Abstract: The travel ban cases test the extent of the President’s authority to promulgate orders regarding the ...

Sen. Jeff Merkley: “We Must Not Allow Internment Camps”

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon delivered a floor speech on August 1, 2018: “I’ve come down here to the Senate floor to say one thing as clearly as I possibly can to every colleague. If you are part of the plan to bring an internment camp strategy to the floor of the Senate, I ...

Norman Mineta Joins Korematsu Center in Census Citizenship Case

This week, four Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II asked a New York federal district court to prevent the government from including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Former Secretary of Transportation and Commerce Norman Y. Mineta and three sisters, Sharon Sakamoto, Eileen Yoshiko Sakamoto Okada and Joy Sakamoto Barker argue that the ...