A Japanese American veteran who was stripped of his wings 75 years ago because of his race has now gotten them back.
The wings were returned to Virgil Westdale at his 100th birthday celebration, reported MLive
Westdale joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and trained to become a pilot. However, Japanese … Read more
Despite continued protest from Japan, the City of San Francisco officially accepted the Comfort Women Statue this week, reported the BBC.
Mayor Ed Lee signed the paperwork the same week the City of Osaka in Japan officially broke its sister city relationship with the city by the Bay in protest.… Read more
One of the highest civilian honors in the United States, the medal was awarded to recognize the bravery of Filipino soldiers who answered President Roosevelt’s call for service.
260,000 Filipino soldiers and guerillas answered … Read more
Updated by Sarah Jackson with contributions from Views from the Edge
It’s been a long time coming.
This morning, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Filipino veterans of World War II for their service and sacrifice during the war.
100-year-old Filipino … Read more
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would draw connections for students and the public between today’s political climate and the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.… Read more
The Congressional Gold Medal will be presented to these veterans for their service during World War II on October 25.
The medal which is said to have a monetary value of $29,000 … Read more
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.
Racist sentiments die hard, and now a veteran award winning journalist is out of a job because of it.
Unfortunately a moment of pure joy and ecstasy has been dampened by by an unfortunate and inexcusable tweet from a journalist Terry Frei of the Denver Post.
It was … Read more