Philly.com: Philly Garden to Honor Man Who Challenged Internment of Japanese Americans

Philly.com: Philly Garden to Honor Man Who Challenged Internment of Japanese Americans

A feeling of "peace and serenity" enveloped 6-year-old Kenneth Finkel that day in 1958 as he walked the grounds of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden with his father, whose thoughts likely were more complicated, he recalls.

NBC News: Editorial: Day of Remembrance Is a Reminder to Continue to Fight Injustice

NBC News: Editorial: Day of Remembrance Is a Reminder to Continue to Fight Injustice

By Karen Korematsu

On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the U.S. military the authority to incarcerate more than 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. February 19 is observed today as the Day of Remembrance.

The Washington Post: Asian Americans, growing in number, struggle to emerge from political shadows

The Washington Post: Asian Americans, growing in number, struggle to emerge from political shadows

By Pamela Constable

Sixteen Asian American men and women boarded a van in Springfield, Va., early one recent morning, armed with brochures and talking points. They were headed to Richmond for a day of lobbying, strategizing and mingling with state legislators and officials.

Michigan Law: MLaw's Fred Korematsu Celebration Honors Legacy of Japanese American Civil Rights Leader

Michigan Law: MLaw's Fred Korematsu Celebration Honors Legacy of Japanese American Civil Rights Leader

The 1944 Supreme Court case Korematsu v. United States—which upheld the constitutionality of interning Fred Korematsu and 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II on the grounds of military necessity—remains a blemish on the Court's history because of the practice's racially biased motivations. Although many believe similar actions never could be carried out today, Korematsu's daughter and others warned of the dangers of forgetting the past during the Law School's January 28 Fred Korematsu Recognition.

Asian American Press: Rights leaders honored at Fred Korematsu Day event

Asian American Press: Rights leaders honored at Fred Korematsu Day event

SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 2, 2016) — On Saturday, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute honored the late Fred T. Korematsu, with the 6th Annual Fred Korematsu Day celebration at the Herbst Theatre. Korematsu famously fought against the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, and this year’s celebration, titled “Re(ad)dressing Racial Injustice: From Japanese American Incarceration to Anti-Muslim Bigotry,” built upon Korematsu’s legacy by connecting the Japanese American WWII experience to urgent issues facing other communities, particularly American Muslims.

Fred Korematsu Day Honors Civil Rights Leader

Fred Korematsu Day Honors Civil Rights Leader

SAN FRANCISCO--On Saturday, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute honored the late Fred T. Korematsu, with the 6th Annual Fred Korematsu Day celebration at the Herbst Theatre. Korematsu famously fought against the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, and this year's celebration, titled "Re(ad)dressing Racial Injustice: From Japanese American Incarceration to Anti-Muslim Bigotry," built upon Korematsu's legacy by connecting the Japanese American WWII experience to urgent issues facing other communities, particularly American Muslims.

The Davis Enterprise: Students Celebrate Korematsu Day with Songs

The Davis Enterprise: Students Celebrate Korematsu Day with Songs

Students at Fred T. Korematsu Elementary School in Davis celebrated the birthday of their school’s namesake with an assembly Friday that honored Korematsu’s long, and sometimes lonely, legal effort to challenge the federal government’s World War II order that relocated more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans in Western states to internment camps.

WZZM13 ABC: Fred Korematsu Honored with Michigan Holiday

ALLENDALE, Mich. (WZZM) – He was a champion for civil rights beginning in World War II. Now, he's the first Asian American recognized by a state with a day named in his honor.

The Huffington Post: What Every American Should Know

We don't need to look any further than this presidential campaign season to see the fragmentation and polarization of American culture and politics. We live in an age when growing diversity, demographic flux, and social changes are pushing out the prominent American identity of the past, an identity that really only ever fit white males. Perhaps we should not be surprised by the nostalgia of so many who want to "Make America Great Again."

San Francisco Chronicle: Ethnic Studies a Hit

San Francisco Chronicle: Ethnic Studies a Hit

Taking a ninth-grade ethnic studies course boosted the grades, attendance and course completion rates of San Francisco students who started high school with an academic record that indicated future failure, according to a newly released Stanford University study.