The Realities of Othering: Islamophobia and the Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration

he Realities of Othering: Islamophobia and the Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration is a conversation between Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of Council on American Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and Dr. Suzanne Barakat of Our Three Winners Foundation. Saturday, March 2, 2019 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST Located at Futures Without Violence 100 ...

Remarks by Donald Tamaki at San Jose Day of Remembrance 2019

I’m not going to lie to you.  I’m here to implore you—to exhort you—to get active—whether in small or big ways.  Doing nothing is not an option. Here’s why. We are witnessing history repeat itself.  The incarceration of Japanese Americans— 77 years ago— has become more relevant than ever.  We have 3 branches of government— ...

NBC News: ‘What we can learn from Fred Korematsu, 75 years after the Supreme Court ruled against him’

(Excerpt) Korematsu’s conviction was overturned by a federal district court in 1983, with his legal team arguing that the federal government had manufactured its claim of “pressing public necessity.” In 1998, Korematsu received a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Korematsu, who died March 30, 2005 at the age of 86, would have turned 100 this year. ...

Yale Law Journal: ‘Masquerading Behind a Facade of National Security’

In a Yale Law Journal article, Prof. Eric K. Yamamoto and law student Rachel Oyama address a pressing question for a constitutional democracy both concerned about national security and committed to the rule of law: what will happen when those detained, harassed, or discriminated against in the name of national security turn to the courts for ...

Review of Prof. Eric Yamamoto’s New Book ‘In the Shadow of Korematsu’

Stephen Dycus reviews Professor Eric K. Yamamoto’s timely book In the Shadow of Korematsu: Democratic Liberties and National Security, published just weeks before the Supreme Court decided Trump v. Hawaii. Dycus draws out the book’s core themes, highlighting Yamamoto’s analysis of the Korematsu decision and its continued relevance in American jurisprudence. The review concludes with a ...

Duckworth, Hirono and Takano Introduce Legislation to Prevent Atrocities Like Mass Japanese American Incarceration From Repeating

In advance of the next week’s Day of Remembrance recognizing the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II, U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA-41), introduced the Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2019. The measure would establish a clear legal prohibition against un-American policies that ...

NAPABA Joins Congress in Honoring Fred Korematsu

Today, on Korematsu Day, NAPABA joins Congress and people around the country in honoring the legacy of civil rights pioneer, Fred T. Korematsu. In honor of his 100th birthday, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), and Representative Mark Takano (D-California) introduced the Fred Korematsu Congressional Gold ...

Robert L. Tsai: ‘How activists resisted — and ultimately overturned — an unjust Supreme Court decision’

Prof. Robert L. Tsai authored an op-ed in the Jan. 30, 2019, edition of The Washington Post on Korematsu v. United States and how the ruling “died in the cultural realm” but was “replaced by a shinier version of the same.” Trump v. Hawaii now stands for the assertion of executive power to wreak havoc ...

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