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Redress: 40 Acres and Microaggression

Question? Why JA redress/reparations ($20,000 each) and why not any redress for blacks?  My Answer? Because it clearly wasn’t enough but it was available.” Of the many book readings I have given, that’s been my initial...

Poetry by Robert Shimabukuro

Christmas time Portland 1963 I wen’ go bah bah shop Nevah cut hair since leave Manoa house Oddah folks gone home Dorms ‘wen stay closed Fo’ ova’ one month. Long time. I walk up Woodstock Steep. But okay See bah bah shop....

Marine’s racial harassment case a modern-day tale of David vs. Goliath

San Francisco—Bruce Yamashita listened carefully to a young admirer, offered her advice (“hang in there, don’t ever give up”), then autographed her conference folder. He had just finished delivering a polished and inspiring keynote address at the Miyako Hotel to the Japanese American Citizens League Youth Conference. He clearly savored the moment.