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Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Fred Korematsu Day!


Please read more about Fred Korematsu on Time.com.  Here are just a few reasons why he's awesome:
  • American born citizen of Japanese descent who fought for his constitutional rights and refused to be ordered into the internment camps set up for Japanese Americans in WWII
  • Sued the government for violating his rights, lost, still continued to fight, and eventually "won" 4 decades later
  • He's so awesome and inspirational that 3 schools in California are named after him
  • California passed the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution Bill, creating the first day in U.S. history to be named after an Asian American -- woot, woot!

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