Wow. This novel was incredible! A murder trial brings back memories of how World War II tore apart friendships and relationships in a tiny island community. 399 more words
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Several young adults of color (and one white person, certainly by mistake) were asked to speak to a small gathering of Episcopalians at General Convention this week to share our stories on the intersections of “faith, race, and justice.” Here is roughly what I shared. 1,167 more words
The mosaic of ethnicities in the United States both appears so inclusive and diverse that the state’s sanctioning of the forcible spatial segregation of one ethnic group –Japanese Americans–almost seems impossibly remote in time and culture. 6,263 more words
Naomi Hirahara never “got” Raymond Chandler. The dark, mistrustful view of Los Angeles that Chandler’s work so embodied seemed foreign to the award-winning mystery writer. “He has set a tone for stories about the darkness under L.A.’s glitz for 80 years, but I can’t relate to the paranoid view Chandler had of my Los Angeles, or his fear of ‘the other,’ or how his loner detective Philip Marlowe navigated his investigative cases without the weight of family or community,” she confessed in a… 2,793 more words
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II
Author: Martin W. Sandler
Examines the American internment of Japanese Americans and immigrants in concentration camps during World War II, and the struggle of internees to rebuild their lives after they were freed at the end of the war.