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Japanese Americans: King's Muslim Hearings 'Sinister'

(Newser) - Congressman Peter King begins his controversial hearings Thursday into radical Islam, and one group in particular is taking exception, reports the Washington Post : Japanese Americans. They see a parallel between the way they were demonized during World War II and how American Muslims are being treated today. "I'll be... More »

WWII Internees Finally Get Degrees

Ceremony honors Japanese-American students forced into camps

(Newser) - UC Berkeley righted a wrong yesterday, issuing honorary degrees to Japanese-American students whose studies were cut short by confinement in World War II internment camps. Surviving students, now in their 80s or older, opted for celebration over recrimination. “There is a Japanese saying, 'shikata ga nai,' which means,... More »

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