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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 18 in a series – “…the White House had “gone underground.””

September 8th, 2019 No comments

“The Watergate story had stalled, maybe even died. The reporters could not understand why. Bernstein’s administration contact, the former official, was also unable to get any useful information and joked—or so Bernstein thought—that the White House had “gone underground.””

All The President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

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What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 38 and END in a series – “…a whole Manzanar mentality I had lived with for twenty-five years….”

September 7th, 2019 No comments

“Until this trip I had not been able to admit that my own life really began there. The times I thought I had dreamed it were one way of getting rid of it, part of wanting to lose it, part of what you might call a whole Manzanar mentality I had lived with for twenty-five years. Much more than a remembered place, it had become a state of mind. Now, having seen it, I no longer wanted to lose it or to have those years erased. Having found it, I could say what you can only say when you’ve truly come to know a place: Farewell.”

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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 – 44 in a series – “…encouraging the enmity of the poor laboring white man against the blacks…”

September 7th, 2019 No comments
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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 43 in a series – “Another memorable character from camp…”

September 7th, 2019 No comments

“Another memorable character from camp lived in Obaachan’s barrack, just a few doors down. He was very flamboyant and effeminate, powdering his face each morning so that he looked almost like a geisha, and always walking with a notable sway in his hips. Before the war, he had been an actor or director in a theatre, and he continued his theatrical work at Heart Mountain.”

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 – 55 in a series – “…targeted individuals and entities involved in the administration of the elections.”

September 7th, 2019 No comments

“In addition to targeting individuals involved in the Clinton Campaign, GRU officers also targeted individuals and entities involved in the administration of the elections. Victims included U.S. state and local entities, such as state boards of elections (SBOEs), secretaries of state, and county governments, as well as individuals who worked for those entities”

Excerpt From The Mueller Report: Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Robert S. Mueller

“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 – 33 in a series – “Klannish Fear Of Immigrants”

September 7th, 2019 No comments

“KLANNISH FEAR OF IMMIGRANTS was indistinguishable from these religious hostilities, for the bulk of the 1890–1920 immigrants were non-Protestant. That they were newcomers intensified fear and hostility, a reaction by no means confined to the Klan. “Strange shoddy has lately crept into the loom on which we weave our destiny. . . . Ominous statistics proclaim the persistent development of a parasite mass within our domain—our political system is clogged with foreign bodies.””

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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What I’m Reading: All The President’s Men – 17 in a series – “…Hunt came in from the cold.”

September 7th, 2019 No comments
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What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 37 in a series – “Farther in, you see the elms, most of which were planted by internees…”

September 6th, 2019 No comments

“What you see from the road are the two gatehouses, each a small empty pillbox of a building faced with flagstones and topped, like tiny pagodas, with shingled curving roofs. Farther in, you see the elms, most of which were planted by internees, and off to the right a large green building that was once our high school auditorium, now a maintenance depot for the Los Angeles Power and Water District, who leased the land to the government during the war and still owns 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 – 43 in a series – “These negro-buyers were very offensive to the genteel southern Christian public.”

September 6th, 2019 No comments

“These negro-buyers were very offensive to the genteel southern Christian public. They were looked upon in respectable Maryland society as necessary but detestable characters. As a class, they were hardened ruffians, made such by nature and by occupation. Yes, they were the legitimate fruit of slavery, and were second in villainy only to the slaveholders themselves who made such a class possible. They were mere hucksters of the slave produce of Maryland and Virginia— coarse, cruel, and swaggering bullies, whose very breathing was of blasphemy and blood.”

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

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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 42 in a series – “… no Japanese could earn more than a private in the army…”

September 6th, 2019 No comments

“Neither of them would have made much money in their jobs. The War Relocation Authority made a rule that no Japanese could earn more than a private in the army, whose salary was $21 a month. This rule applied to everyone, including teachers, nurses, and even medical doctors. Most of the prisoners were paid between $12 and $19 per month. Obaachan and Ojichan, both of whom would have been considered unskilled laborers, would have been in the $12 category.”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

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