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Trump Repeats Roosevelt's Biggest Error

Jan Jarboe Russell | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Jan Jarboe Russell

Today, as during World War II, many of our leaders, inured to the bad treatment of minorities, continue to incite mistrust and hatred. We find ourselves trapped in the same old dreary circle of fear.

Trump Cites FDR In 'Muslim Ban,' Gets Rebutted By FDR's Granddaughter

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

Franklin Delano Roosevelt's family is furious that Donald Trump is invoking mass Japanese-American incarceration during World War II to justify the G...

Mayor Apologizes For Citing WWII Japanese Internment Camps In Rejecting Refugees

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers (D) apologized Friday for praising the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, saying he had no idea so many ...

George Takei Slams Virginia Mayor Who Wants To Ban Refugees

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

George Takei has roundly criticized a Virginia mayor who wants to ban Syrian refugees from his town. The “Star Trek” actor slammed David Bowers, m...

70 Years Ago, The Mass Internment Of Japanese Americans Was Upheld By The Supreme Court

The Atlantic | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

Seventy years after the mass internment of Japanese Americans was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ugly ideas at the core of its decision are res...

Clarence Thomas's Judicial Cruelty

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

I'm late at reading all the dissents to the 5-4 decision making marriage legal across the country for gays and lesbian, but Clarence Thomas said something so extraordinarily illogical and ahistorical, it has to be noted:

Zach Carter

History Does Not Support Clarence Thomas' Weird Reasoning | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia may have penned the most colorful dissent to Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, but his...

These Crafts Made By Japanese-American Prisoners Will Renew Your Faith In Human Ingenuity

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts

Half of the 120,000 prisoners were children. It was the start of the War Years, the turning from 1941 to 1942. Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor and Presi...

Immigration Laws as Official 'Racial' Policy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Politicians and most other residents of the United States alike, from every rung along the full political spectrum, generally agree on one issue: Our immigration system is severely broken and needs fixing.

WWII Vet Honored With Bronze Star Almost 70 Years Later

Rosemont Patch | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact

War veterans often don't come home bragging of their exploits abroad, and in that tradition U.S. Army Pfc. Minoru Miyasaki didn't talk much about his ...

Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes of History

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

This week we commemorate the 70th anniversary of a shameful and dark chapter in American history: the forced relocation and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent -- the vast majority of whom were citizens.

Jason Linkins

Bachmann Compares Census To WWII Internment Camps | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, with each passing day, I grow worried that future generations will walk this earth completely unaware of the delicate and brilliant grasp of...

Japanese-Jew Doesn't "Oy Veh" So Much Since Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Obama has become president, I feel comfortable as the multiracial shikseh that I am, and am engaging in thoughtful conversations about my heritage and background, without self-deprecation.

Muslims "Off" a Plane

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

We in the US are currently engaged in a "war on terror," but this does not give a democratic and free country license to be overwhelmed by fear of its own Muslim and Middle Eastern citizens.