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'Cobra Kai' and Cultural Appropriation

by Steven Barnes | Originally posted on his website

Some time back, I watched a documentary about master Fumio Demura, one of the first to bring authentic Japanese karate ( 1,491 more words


"I wanted to write stories about human beings, not the stereotypical Asian"

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month was originally a week long, when President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation in 1978. The week beginning on May 4 was chosen so that it would include May 7 and May 10. 1,317 more words


True Americanism: Navy’s New Warship Highlights an Asian American Hero from WWII

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month provides the opportunity to highlight the achievements of our Armed Forces that identify as Asian American and/or Pacific Islander. 844 more words


Ruth Asawa


Ruth Asawa was a California sculptor known for her elaborate woven pieces. Her filigree sculptures were woven out of brass, enameled copper, black and white iron, and wire. 160 more words

Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for  251 more words


Ray Komai Book Revised and Reprinted

A new printing of Ray Komai: Design for America by Doug Clouse is now available on Amazon in both print and e-book editions. Minor edits to the text have been made, and new photographs of his fabric designs have been added. 37 more words


EXCLUSION: The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration

Exhibit banner on the front of the Presidio Officers’ Club

part of the exhibit

exhibit display map of confinement sites

2017 was the seventy-fifth anniversary of President Franklin D. 272 more words