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Today, January 30, is #FredKorematsuDay.
Fred T. Korematsu is a national civil rights hero. In 1942, at the age of 23, he refused to go to the government’s inca...rceration camps for Japanese Americans.
After he was arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order, he appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court ruled against him, arguing that the incarceration was justified due to military necessity.
In 1983, Prof. Peter Irons, a legal historian, together with researcher Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, discovered key documents that government intelligence agencies had hidden from the Supreme Court in 1944. The documents consistently showed that Japanese Americans had committed no acts of treason to justify mass incarceration.
With this new evidence, a pro bono legal team re-opened Korematsu’s 40-year-old case on the basis of government misconduct.
On November 10, 1983, Korematsu’s conviction was overturned in a federal court in San Francisco. It was a pivotal moment in civil rights history.
Korematsu remained an activist throughout his life. In 1998, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Bill Clinton.
In 2010, the state of California passed the Fred Korematsu Day bill, making January 30 the first day in the U.S. named after an Asian American.
Korematsu’s growing legacy continues to inspire people of all backgrounds and demonstrates the importance of speaking up to fight injustice.
Pacific Islanders and Asian American voters in Nevada are going to have an impact again in 2018!
Filipinos make up nearly half of Asian American population in Nevada.
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APABA) launches new chapter in Las Vegas.
If you're eligible, please apply for @nvdems executive director position. Friday deadline http://nvdems.com/party/jobs/
Yvanna Cancela is Nevada's first Latina state Senator. Her Senate district is 8% Asian and 1.24% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
“Dr. King taught us to recognize the dignity and worth of every human being.” - John Lewis Pays Tribute To Martin Luther King Jr.