Asian Law Caucus Marks 25th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Decision with Launch of Fred Korematsu Institute

In honor of a man who became a civil rights icon for defying the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the Asian Law Caucus will officially launch the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education at the organization's annual event on Thursday, April 30, in San Francisco. (I serve on … Continue reading Asian Law Caucus Marks 25th Anniversary of Historic Civil Rights Decision with Launch of Fred Korematsu Institute

67 Years Ago Today: FDR Imprisons Japanese Americans

Sixty-seven years ago today, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, allowing the military to circumvent the constitutional safeguards of American citizens in the name of national defense. The order set into motion the exclusion from certain areas, and the evacuation and mass incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry living on the West … Continue reading 67 Years Ago Today: FDR Imprisons Japanese Americans