All posts by Keith Kamisugi

Video: Lessons from the Incarceration

“Executive orders are easy to pass, but it took 40 years to say, ‘I’m sorry.'” Takeshi Furumoto was born in a Japanese American incarceration camp. 74 years later, he talks about how it feels to live through another dangerous tide of racial prejudice, anti-immigrant sentiment, and mass hysteria.

Prof. Lori Bannai on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Panel at Schiff Hardin LLP

Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago hosted a panel on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, featuring Prof. Lorraine Bannai of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality. Malerie Ma Roddy moderated the panel, which also included Adam Schrager, (WISC-TV / Channel 3000) and Aneesha Gandhi (Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center) on contemporary attitudes toward ...

Senator Hirono Stands Up for Immigrants and People of Color in Supreme Court Rally

Senator Mazie K. Hirono rallied with Karen Korematsu, civil rights groups, and activists at the Supreme Court after the Court heard oral arguments in Trump v. Hawaii ­– a case that will determine the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. “If the Supreme Court allows this action by this president to stand, my fear is we ...

Oral Arguments Stories: New Yorker, Esquire, New York Magazine, The Daily Caller

Esquire: … out in the gallery, Karen Korematsu knew that the forces summoned up in the last political campaign differed not at all from the forces that sent her father to a camp, that fought him all the way through the legal system, and that finally apologized to him 45 years after the damage was done. ...

Audio of arguments in Muslim Ban case at Supreme Court

The audio of today’s arguments in Trump v. Hawaii at the Supreme Court is now live: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2017/17-965 We welcome your comments on Facebook or Twitter. See recent coverage of the #StopRepeatingHistory campaign here on http://stoprepeatinghistory.org. Thank you for your continued support!