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Fred Korematsu

Korematsu, Trump and the Banality of Evil

Manjusha P. Kulkarni | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Manjusha P. Kulkarni

Monday was Fred Korematsu's birthday. The brave twenty-three year old who in 1942 refused to be interned by the U.S. government alongside 120,000 oth...

Remember WWII? Scapegoating Was The Wrong Answer Then, Too.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s hastily enacted executive order caused chaos this weekend, leading to the detention of Muslims from seven countries at U.S....

Google Doodle Honors Activist Who Fought Japanese Internment

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.30.2017 | Technology

Monday’s Google Doodle celebrated the birthday of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American who defied government orders to relocate to an internment camp...

Korematsu Lives

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Congress has taken numerous stabs at retreating from the premise that the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was constitutional. However, the Supreme Court case that justified it, Korematsu v. United States, has never been overruled.

Honoring the Legacy of Fred Korematsu

Kiran Ahuja | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Kiran Ahuja

Today, we honor the legacy of Fred Korematsu so we will never forget the injustices inflicted upon innocent citizens who were incarcerated, treated like second-class citizens, and denied due process and equal protection guaranteed to them by the Constitution.

Matt Sledge

Children Of Japanese-Americans Interned During WWII Slam Military Indefinite Detention | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

The children of Japanese-Americans whose internment during World War II was upheld by the infamous Supreme Court ruling Korematsu v. United States are...

Lessons to Remember From Japanese Internment

Bill Ong Hing | Posted 04.22.2012 | Crime
Bill Ong Hing

Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Their mass incarceration provides a lesson in human rights abuse that, unfortunately, the nation tends to forget too conveniently.

Creating a False "Enemy Within": The Lessons of Internment, 70 Years Later

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We cannot stand idly by as an entire American community is demonized as a "religious enemy within." The demonization of Muslim Americans ignores the rich, diverse background of the community.