Tuesday 22nd August 2017,

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Wrecking Ball Destroys Boys Town and a Bit of Japanese American History

posted by Randall

Boys Town

Boys Town photo

A bit of Japanese American history has been turned to rubble to make way for a $1.2 billion entertainment district in Omaha, reports the Omaha World-Herald.
 
The homes destroyed for the complex were at one time part of Boys Town- an organization in Nebraska dedicated to at-risk boys in need of … Read more

Community Issues

Tweet from Senior Trump Administration Energy Official Justified Incarceration of Japanese Americans

posted by Randall

William Bradford Tweet

An appointee of President Trump is apologizing for a series of offensive tweets including one which supported the incarceration camps for Japanese Americans in World War II.

William Bradford leads the Energy Department’s office of Indian Energy Policy and programs.

The tweet was just one of several deleted by Bradford, but uncovered by the Washington Read more

Community Issues

Jun 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Calls for “Internment Camps” Growing Among Trump Supporters

Calls for “Internment Camps” Growing Among Trump Supporters

posted by Randall

incarceration camp in Hawaii2This past weekend’s terrorist attacks in London has increased the call for Muslim internment camps.

Conservative talk show host Michael Savage is among the latest to advocate a return to incarceration camps which imprisoned 120,000 during World War II, reported the New York Daily News.

“Why don’t you intern all of them before they … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 17, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

Japanese American Prisoners from Santa Anita Race Track Hold Reunion

posted by Randall

Santa Anita Assembly Center1The traumatic experience of being incarcerated behind barbed wire for simply being Japanese is still a tough subject to talk about for some who lived through it .

200 Japanese Americans held a reunion at the Santa Anita Racetrack this past weekend to renew friendships and relive memories.

They were imprisoned there before being transferred … Read more

Community

Mar 26, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

Colorado Lawmaker Appeared to Defend Japanese Incarceration Camps

posted by Brittney Le
Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado.

The Granada Incarceration Camp in Amache, Colorado imprisoned 8,000 mostly Japanese Americans during WWII

The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is speaking out after Colorado state Rep. Phil Covarrubias appeared to defend World War II Japanese incarceration camps during a debate of House Bill 17-1230.

“For anybody that has never been in the … Read more

Campus

Mar 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Controversial Muslim Poster at UC San Diego Backfires

Controversial Muslim Poster at UC San Diego Backfires

posted by Randall

Muslim Incarceration Poster

This poster distributed at UC San Diego was intended to mimic the evacuation order of Japanese Americans during WWII seen to the right.


 
Incarceration orders to Japanese AmericansA poster that mirrored the evacuation order directed at Japanese Americans during World War II has sparked an uproar at the University of California, San Diego, reports NBC San Diego.
 … Read more

Japanese American

Defense of Incarceration Camps as “Not Racist” by Political Science Professor Slammed

posted by Louis Chan

Japanese American Incareration Camp

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 

75 years after Executive Order 9066 that put more than 110,000 Japanese Americans into incarceration camps, one educator is defending the order.

Dr. Gary Bullert is under intense criticism for an op-ed he wrote in the Tri-City Herald which attempts to answer the question-was the incarceration of West … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Feb 18, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Remembered

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 Remembered

posted by Louis Chan
Day of Remembrance, Sadako Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Sadako and Hiroshi Kashiwagi recalled their experience being incarcerated at Tule Lake

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The current political climate casting a suspicious eye on Muslims and refugees is all too familiar to Sadako Kashiwagi.

At just 10 years old, she was rounded up and imprisoned along with more than 18,000 Japanese Americans … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jan 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Google Honors Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu with a Doodle

Google Honors Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu with a Doodle

posted by Louis Chan

Fred Korematsu Google Doodle

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

The timing couldn’t be better.

Asian American civil rights icon Fred Korematsu is being honored today with a Google Doodle.

Anyone who goes to Google.com will see a Doodle of Korematsu, on what would have been his 98th birthday.

The Oakland native refused to comply with President Roosevelt’s Executive … Read more

Asian Americans

President Obama’s Action Putting up Roadblock to Muslim Registry Applauded by Asian Americans

posted by Louis Chan
Incarceration camp notice

Talk of a Muslim Registry has brought back painful memories of incarceration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans  are praising a move by President Obama that would make it more difficult for President-elect Trump to set up a Muslim registry.
 
“We stand ready to … Read more

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