In SF City Hall hearing, Arabs and South Asians call for an end to discrimination

Arabs, Muslims, Central and South Asians from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area say they are fed up with being discriminated against because of their religion or appearance. At a special Human Rights Commission hearing at San Francisco’s City Hall Sept. 23, more than 150 concerned community members gathered in the main hearing room and […]

Bill establishes Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day

Sacramento — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sept. 23 signed Assembly Bill 1775, which establishes Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. The bill uses the wrongful conviction of Fred Korematsu during World War II to emphasize the importance of preserving civil liberties and the Constitution. “Fred Korematsu was an ordinary […]

Three Japanese killed as tour bus crashes in Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah (Kyodo) — A bus carrying 14 Japanese tourists rolled off a highway in southern Utah on the evening of Aug. 9, instantly killing three of them who were ejected from the vehicle and seriously injuring seven other passengers, local police said Aug. 10. The three fatalities were Hiroki Hayase, a 20-year-old man […]

Multicultural group brainstorms memorial idea for tribal history, WWII DOJ camp

BISMARCK, N.D.— The United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) hosted more than 50 people from 15 states to discuss an appropriate memorial commemorating the various World War II Department of Justice (DOJ) camps interwoven with the history of tribal America. The UTTC, the nation’s leading tribal college, was the former site of Fort Lincoln, a World […]

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Student Found Dead

California Polytechnic State University junior Charles M. Tamae’s body was found on Dec. 4 at Cerro San Luis, a popular hiking destination in San Luis Obispo, Calif., located less than a mile from campus, city police told the Nichi Bei Weekly. San Luis Obispo Police Department Administrative Captain Chris Stanley said that Tamae was reported […]

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