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What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 26 in a series – “Call it the foretaste of being hated.”

August 24th, 2019 No comments

“Somehow I didn’t quite believe that, or didn’t want to believe such things could happen to us. It was the humiliation. That continuous, unnamed ache I had been living with was precise and definable now. Call it the foretaste of being hated. I knew ahead of time that if someone looked at me with hate, I would have to allow it, to swallow it, because something in me, something about me deserved it.”

From Farwell to Manzanar by by Jeanne Wakatsuki Housto and James D. Houston

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 31 in a series – “…the innocence of the slaveholder, or employer, was always asserted.”

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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 30 in a series – “…feared that the rumors about being exterminated were accurate”

August 24th, 2019 No comments

“Part of her feared that the rumors about being exterminated were accurate, and that my grandfather would be executed as soon as he arrived. And she felt that in those days, it was too dangerous to hope for good things—for marriage, for children, for a life with someone who cared about her.”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

What I'm Reading: Those were hakujin beaches. Whites-only beaches.

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 42 in a series – “These posts included allegations of voter fraud…”

August 24th, 2019 No comments

“Posts from the IRA-controlled Twitter account @TEN_GOP were cited or retweeted by multiple Trump Campaign officials and surrogates, including Donald J. Trump Jr.,96 Eric Trump,97 Kellyanne Conway,98 Brad Parscale,99 and Michael T. Flynn.100 These posts included allegations of voter fraud,101 as well as allegations that Secretary Clinton had mishandled classified information.102”

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
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“By the end of the 2016 U.S. election, the IRA had the ability to reach millions of U.S. persons through their social media accounts. Multiple IRA-controlled Facebook groups and Instagram accounts had “hundreds of thousands of U.S. participants.”

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What I’m Reading: The Second Coming of the KKK – 21 in a series – “…that the people are being robbed of their birthright.”

August 24th, 2019 No comments

 

“One common denominator in populism is its claim to be the authentic voice of “the people,” and a manifestation of “the people’s” will. That presumption has often led populists to deem their enemies inauthentic, to denounce not only their opinions but their entitlement to be considered honorable citizens—or even, in the case of the KKK, citizens at all. Thus populist rhetoric often asserts that the nation is being stolen by those who do not represent the people; that the people are being robbed of their birthright.”

 

The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition by Linda Gordon

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Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

August 24th, 2019 No comments

What are your favorite piece of architecture? Share your memories in the comments!

 

Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado via Instagram

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“Rising 330 feet above Sixteenth Street, the Daniels and Fisher Tower in Denver was based on St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice and opened in 1911 as a beacon drawing shoppers to the adjacent Daniels and Fisher department store. The Daniels and Fisher department store closed in 1958 and was demolished for Denver’s Skyline Urban Renewal Project in 1970–71, but the tower was spared and eventually converted into offices. The tallest structure in Denver for more than forty years after it opened, the tower continues to be one of the city’s most iconic buildings.” — Colorado Encyclopedia

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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 5 in a series – “…with the small notations “W. House” and “W.H.””

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What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 25 in a series – “Ominous reports of their reception began trickling back…”

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

“By January of ’45 a few determined internees were already trying to recover former homes and farmlands. Ominous reports of their reception began trickling back, to confirm our deepest fears. A Nisei man had been assaulted on the street in Seattle. A home was burned in San Jose. Nightriders carrying shotguns had opened fire on a farmhouse near Fresno, narrowly missing two sleeping children. Later on, in May, one of my sisters and her husband, leaving for the east, were escorted to the Southern Pacific depot in Los Angeles by armed guards, not because they were thought to be dangerous, but for their own protection.”

From Farwell to Manzanar by by Jeanne Wakatsuki Housto and James D. Houston

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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 30 in a series – “…the unchaste, demoralizing, and debasing character of slavery…”

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

“No better illustration of the unchaste, demoralizing, and debasing character of slavery can be found, than is furnished in the fact that this professedly Christian slaveholder, amidst all his prayers and hymns, was shamelessly and boastfully encouraging and actually compelling, in his own house, undisguised and unmitigated fornication, as a means of increasing his stock.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 29 in a series – “… they did understand that their departure was imminent.”

August 23rd, 2019 No comments

“By early August, Obaachan and her family knew that their time at Pomona was coming to an end. The authorities announced that within a few weeks, the prisoners would be relocated to their permanent camp. The family knew that across the country, there were ten camps, and although they had not been told where their permanent camp would be, they did understand that their departure was imminent.”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

What I'm Reading: Those were hakujin beaches. Whites-only beaches.

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