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Orchards of Our Forefathers - The Silicon Valley and Japanese Internment Camps

It’s March in the Bay Area, and everything is in bloom. The flowering trees are at their height this time of the year – ornamental plums, cherries, and crab apples turn into clouds of pink and white. 1,592 more words

The Crimson Kimono (1959)

From director Samuel Fuller comes another welcomed addition to his canon. It features the same type of seedy urban landscapes and back alleys of Pick up on South Street (1953) and there are some equally interesting characters like Mac (Anna Lee). 520 more words

Long Review

Honouliuli National Monument Proclaimed in Hawaii

Yesterday, President Obama designated the Honouliuli Internment Camp on the island of Oahu in Hawaii as a national monument. According to a White House fact sheet, “This monument permanently protects a site where Japanese American citizens, resident immigrants, and prisoners of war were held captive during World War II.  765 more words


No Ordinary Camps

On February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 was issued by the President of the United States. It authorized the internment — merely a less controversial term for imprisonment — of people of Japanese descent for the duration of World War II because of security worries. 976 more words


Day of Remembrance pt 2

Today is the Day of Remembrance for Japanese Americans. 73 years ago today President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 paving the way for the “evacuation” of all persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast. 58 more words

Kickin The Wrong Dog ... Sell It Somewhere Else.

Black people are not the ONLY RACE being jacked around in America.  Stop … Look around.  Start with Native American’s … Try life on a reservation with no running water.   491 more words




Initially the berry farm capital of southern California, Gabrielino Indians (also known as the Tongva Indians) first inhabited what is today Gardena. Spanish and American settlers bought the land in the 1800s. 600 more words