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History Is in the Interpretation: Asian Americans in Portland

Frank H. Wu | Posted 03.16.2017 | Education
Frank H. Wu

A recent visit to Portland, Oregon made me realize clearly the dilemma of the Asian American story -- more accurately in the plural, stories. It is the constant choice between the positive and the negative.

The Importance of Asian Immigrants: Tom Hanks and Yick Wo

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.18.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Although public officials vied with one another to be more tough in preventing Asians coming here and abusing those already present, the Justices did not uniformly reject their claims. It was the opposite. Chinese entrepreneurs prevailed in Yick Wo. Their argument was novel.

Seeing Snow Falling on Cedars on Pearl Harbor Day Underscored Its Message

Gil Asakawa | Posted 02.11.2014 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Many Japanese Americans who've grown up since World War II -- myself included -- dreaded December 7 every year. As kids (and sometimes as adults) we've been taunted with hateful calls to "Go home, Jap!," "Go back where you cam from!" and the classic, "Remember Pearl Harbor!"

Not a Catholic, But Siding With Father Ryan Anyway

Hayden Bixby | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Hayden Bixby

I'm sure Jesus would approve of the electrified-fencing of the queers -- there would be food ration fly-overs, after all. Pastor Worley has thought of everything. Compare this with the tone and style of Fr. Michael Ryan of Seattle.

Heart Mountain Internment Camp's New Interpretive Learning Center Opens

Gil Asakawa | Posted 10.18.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

We've driven to Heart Mountain, and were chilled by the desolate majesty of the locale. The mountain itself is a powerful image, one that adds an iconic feel to this camp.

War Internment Lessons: Peter King's Muslim Hearings Will Not Make America Safer

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The King hearings do little to keep our country secure and do plenty to increase prejudice, discrimination and hate. I thought we learned a lesson or two from my internment camp experience in Colorado. I hope I am not proven wrong.

Memorial for Colorado Gov. Ralph Carr Dedicated at Kenosha Pass

Gil Asakawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

Ralph Carr, governor of Colorado at the start of World War II, had been largely forgotten for decades. But thanks to recent efforts, he's making something of a comeback in Colorado,