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Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California's Pacific Rim

“If California has made any contribution to sport on a national level, it is in the democratization of pursuits that were previously the prerogatives of elites,” noted the dean of California history Kevin Starr in 2005. 2,665 more words

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Ryan Reft at Tropics of Meta has an article on the early history of baseball in Japan and its impact on California's Japanese American community before and after World War II. While Japanese Americans never had a transformative professional player akin to Jackie Robinson, baseball still "shaped Japanese American identities, stitched together communities and generations, provided solace to a people traumatized by unjust incarceration."

George Takei urges compassion for LGBT people

By Kim Young-jin

When George Takei enters a room, it is hard to imagine the actor ever being uncomfortable in his skin. He is ready to break into a smile at any moment, or give a deep hearty laugh. 947 more words

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Japanese Americans In Support of the Muslim American Community

Recently I’ve been seeing a rash of anti-Muslim posts and comments on the internet. Many people are angry and worried at the recent wave of Christian persecution in the Middle East at the hands of Islamic extremists, and these people make the mistake of equating all Muslims for the actions of its extremists. 772 more words

Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese-American Activist and supporter of Malcolm X, has died at age 93. Kochiyama was interviewed for the Blackside/ROJA production, Malcolm X: Make It Plain… 161 more words

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Activist Who Cradled Malcolm X After Shooting Dies At 93

BERKELEY, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Civil rights activist and former Harlem resident Yuri Kochiyama, whose photograph famously appeared in Life magazine showing her cradling the head of Malcom X moments after he was shot, has died of natural causes in her Berkeley, California home. 369 more words

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Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist And Friend Of Malcom X, Dies At 92 In Berkeley

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Civil right activist Yuri Kochiyama, whose photograph famously appeared in Life magazine cradling the head of Malcom X moments after he was shot, has died of natural causes in her Berkeley home. 112 more words

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