Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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New Guidelines Shape the Teaching about Comfort Women, Hindus & Muslims in California

posted by Randall

Education & Asian AmericansThe State Board of Education in California Thursday passed the first update to the framework on teaching history and social science in the state since 1996, reports Ed Source.

The vote settled disagreements on the teaching of comfort women, Muslims and Hindus.

Indian Americans were particularly vocal. They bombarded the Board with 10,000 emails and … Read more

Filipino American

The Story of the ‘Comfort Women’ of the Philippines Is Waiting to Be Told

posted by Randall
author M. Evelina Galang with three of her "lolas.

Photo courtesy of M. Evelina Galang
Filipino/American author M. Evelina Galang with three of her “lolas.”
 

By Ed Diokno
The existence of the “comfort women” of Korea and China came to light to Americans in the last couple of years, but the horrible acts committed by men during wartime was not limited to those countries. … Read more

Campus

Update: California Rejects Removing India from History Books

posted by Randall
200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

200 people pack a hearing to discuss changes in history books used in California

UPDATE: Early Friday morning after most people had gone to sleep, the California Instructional Quality Commission rejected a proposal to replace the word “India” with “South Asia” in history books used in California public schools, reports First Post.
 
The … Read more

Community Issues

Community Issues

Rafu Shimpo: San Francisco Board of Supervisors Considers Comfort Women Memorial

posted by Randall
Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale, CA

Comfort Women Memorial in Glendale, CA

A resolution putting the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in support of a memorial to comfort women appears headed for passage.

Rafu Shimpo reports the resolution by Eric Mar has eight sponsors on the 11 member board.

Such memorials have been erected in other cities in the United States. … Read more

Community Issues

Comfort Women Seeking Justice & An Apology

posted by Randall

Comfort womenBy Minnie Roh

Reporter

Asian American Life

 

Human trafficking and sexual slavery by the Japanese military may seem like a page straight out of the history books,  but it’s a painful reality for 53 Korean women who say they are living proof that these war crimes did exist.  These women, now in their 80’s … Read more

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