Japanese American history
The Power and Betrayal of Cross-Ethnic Solidarity in the 1903 Oxnard Beet Strike
by Frank P. Barajas
The Japanese Mexican Labor Association overcame the deliberate ethnic division of the farm labor force in Oxnard, California to win a major strike in the sugar beet fields in 1903, overcoming violent repression. Anti-Asian prejudice in the broader labor movement ended this successful experiment to the detriment of generations of workers.
Los Angeles Project Aims to Name Every Interned Japanese American
The government's rosters of interned Japanese Americans are incomplete and error-ridden. A new project seeks a complete documentation of the missing names.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Two Artists Unearth Hidden Histories of LA
Devon Tsuno and Alan Nakagawa discuss the histories and daily life of the Japanese American community in Midtown Los Angeles, an area that has largely been erased from Angelenos' maps of their city.
SOURCE: New York Times
For Japanese Americans, Housing Injustices Outlived Internment
After enduring internment, Japanese Americans were forced to resettle in a changed society with a dire housing shortage. The government's response was grossly inadequate.
SOURCE: National Parks Service
National Park Service Awards More than $3.1 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
The 22 projects funded will help tell the stories of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the nation of Japan in 1941.
SOURCE: NY Times
America Has Tried Reparations Before. Here Is How It Went.
With a renewed focus on reparations for slavery, what lessons can be drawn from payments to victims of other historical injustices in America?
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