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Bellevue College VP Put on Leave After ‘Removing History’ on Mural for Japanese American Concentration Camps

Bellevue College, a public college in Washington state, has apologized for editing an art installation that commemorated the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The display, titled “Never Again is Now,” features an 11-foot mural of two Japanese American children from a concentration camp in California, placed alongside a placard description.

Iconic Activist Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Who Called Out the U.S. Government’s Racism in WWII Dies at 93

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, the Japanese-American political activist who persuaded Congress to approve reparations for her fellow inmates of World War II internment camps, has died at age 93.

According to Manzanar Committee co-chair Bruce Embrey, Herzig-Yoshinaga died on July 18 at her home in Torrance, California, the Associated Press reported.

Supreme Court Reverses Infamous Korematsu Decision that Allowed Japanese-American Internment

The United States Supreme Court has finally overturned the infamous Korematsu decision on Japanese-American internment during a hearing that also upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban, 

In a 6–3 decision in 1944, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the government on the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which ordered Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II regardless of citizenship.