State-Sanctioned Anti-Asian Violence

This history of Anti-Asian legislation and violence from the U.S. Government has been integral to the history of the country. It includes racist targeting of intellectuals. The FBI wrongly accused my father of spying for China. Government has a role in anti-Asian violence. My dad’s wrongful prosecution is emblematic of anti-Asian violence by the U.S. […]

Resistance to State Violence Against Japanese Americans

Seventy eight years ago today — also a Sunday — James Hatsuaki Wakasa was shot to death at 7:30 p.m. at Topaz, Utah, by a guard tower sentry. After we posted a story about the killing, titled “The Demolished Monument,” we received a letter from an 86-year-old Ohio reader who was a child at Topaz […]