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Japanese-American Internment
Japanese Internment

Fear Led Us To Intern Japanese Americans. Who’s Next?

As many of us forget the story of Japanese internment, we also forget its moral: how fear can interdict reason, make you lash out with hatred at harmless people. Thus, some of us cheered recently when a new executive order was signed and our airports turned to chaos. Some of us echoed McCloy: “The Constitution is just a scrap of paper to me.”

February 23, 2017
Confusion over Trump's first talks with foreign leader

Confusion Over Trump’s First Talks With Foreign Leader

Uncertainty over the talks shows the difficulties in turning Trump from a freewheeling businessman into a sitting president with a watertight schedule and a fully functioning administration by his inauguration.

November 17, 2016

Endorse This: George Takei Bears Witness Against The Hate

The legendary actor describes one of the most insidious ramifications of the internment — that at such a young age, it all seemed so normal to him.

November 20, 2015

In Face Of Refugee Crisis, Will We Repeat The Injustice Of 1942?

“Race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership.” Let’s remember those words — and make sure they play no part in how we respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.

November 20, 2015