Two months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote “relocation” camps. Almost two-thirds were second- or third-generation Japanese-American citizens born in the U.S. This upcoming Humanities Project event reviews their experiences, particularly in the light of current political debates.
A sophomore and freshman at the University of Rochester hope to encourage a new generation of their fellow Rwandans to remember the lessons of their country’s horrific genocide two decades ago.
The University’s anti-racism campaign, launched this January, was the focus of events across campus to mark United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racism. “It acknowledges that racism does exist, but we can overcome it by becoming more willing to talk about race,” said Meredith Crenca ’19. “It means we are better than racism, discrimination, stereotyping, and prejudice.” (University photo / Brandon Vick)
If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that’s 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers.
Gerald Early is not one to shy away from controversy, using the power of the pen to write about American culture and issues of race.
But for all of that time, a panel atop the spinning carousel has featured a painting with crude racial caricatures of two black children. Though plainly visible to anyone who looked, the panel has been largely unnoticed and unremarked upon — until now.