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What I’m Reading: Farewell to Manzanar – 19 in a series – “Early in February the government’s Loyalty Oath appeared.”

August 17th, 2019 No comments

Early in February the government’s Loyalty Oath appeared.

LATER IN DECEMBER THE ADMINISTRATION GAVE each family a Christmas tree hauled in from the Sierras. A new director had been appointed and this was his gesture of apology for all the difficulties that had led up to the riot, a promise of better treatment and better times to come. […] Better times were a long way off, and the difficulties, it seemed, had just begun. Early in February the government’s Loyalty Oath appeared. Everyone seventeen and over was required to fill it out. This soon became the most divisive issue of all. It cut deeper than the riot, because no one could avoid 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 – 24 in a series – “…It was therefore attended with fear and dread.”

August 17th, 2019 No comments

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“The people of the North, and free people generally, I think, have less attachment to the places where they are born and brought up, than had the slaves. Their freedom to come and go, to be here or there, as they list, prevents any extravagant attachment to any one particular place. On the other hand, the slave was a fixture; he had no choice, no goal, but was pegged down to one single spot, and must take root there or nowhere. The idea of removal elsewhere came generally in shape of a threat, and in punishment for crime. It was therefore attended with fear and dread.”

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

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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 23 in a series – “… officials distributed straw-stuffed sacks instead.”

August 17th, 2019 No comments

“After their belongings were searched and found to be satisfactory, Obaachan’s family was given an apartment number and sent to pick up their mattresses. They later learned that they’d been lucky to get actual mattresses; when those ran out, the government officials distributed straw-stuffed sacks instead.”

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 – 35 in a series – “…the operational account “Matt Skiber” began to privately message dozens of pro-Trump Facebook groups…”

August 17th, 2019 No comments

“Throughout 2016, IRA accounts published an increasing number of materials supporting the Trump Campaign and opposing the Clinton Campaign. For example, on May 31, 2016, the operational account “Matt Skiber” began to privately message dozens of pro-Trump Facebook groups asking them to help plan a “pro-Trump rally near Trump Tower.”55”

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 – 14 in a series – “The National Education Association formed a eugenical practices committee. “

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“Leading eugenists such as Madison Grant and Harvard PhD Lothrop Stoddard led the campaign to encourage greater fertility among the “superior” class and to discourage fertility among the inferior class—and their definitions of these classes were identical to the Klan’s. Many universities and colleges required students to study eugenics. Every biology textbook of the period included a chapter on eugenics. The National Education Association formed a eugenical practices committee. 42 Thirty states passed eugenical compulsory sterilization laws. In short, there was nothing aberrant in the Klan’s racial hierarchy.”

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: Farewell to Manzanar – 18 in a series – “…the December Riot seems to have been inevitable.”

August 16th, 2019 No comments
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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 23 in a series – “…in open contempt of their humanity…”

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“Then too, there was the intensified degradation of the spectacle. What an assemblage! Men and women, young and old, married and single; moral and thinking human beings, in open contempt of their humanity, leveled at a blow with horses, sheep, horned cattle, and swine. Horses and men, cattle and women, pigs and children—all holding the same rank in the scale of social existence, and all subjected to the same narrow inspection, to ascertain their value in gold and silver—the only standard of worth applied by slaveholders to their slaves.””

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

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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 22 in a series – “…at least until other plans were in place.”

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“Named after the ancient Roman goddess of fruit, the city of Pomona was a little town originally known for its fertile land and its abundant fruit trees. Thirty miles west of Los Angeles, it offered a perfect holding spot for the Japanese. It was close enough that the prisoners could be transported there quickly, and it was far enough away from the coast to put General DeWitt and the War Relocation Authority at ease—at least until other plans were in place.”

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 – 34 in a series – “… their work focused on influencing the U.S. presidential election.”

August 16th, 2019 No comments

“The focus on the U.S. presidential campaign continued throughout 2016. In [REDACTED: Harm to Ongoing Matter] 2016 internal [REDACTED: Harm to Ongoing Matter] reviewing the IRA-controlled Facebook group “Secured Borders,” the author criticized the “lower number of posts dedicated to criticizing Hillary Clinton” and reminded the Facebook specialist “it is imperative to intensify criticizing Hillary Clinton.”51
IRA employees also acknowledged that their work focused on influencing “IRA employees also acknowledged that their work focused on influencing the U.S. presidential election.”

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 – 13 in a series – “…he recommended requiring that these “unfavorable races be kept segregated in ghettos.”

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“The Klan’s favorite term for the whites they approved of, “Nordic,” probably came from Columbia-and Yale-educated lawyer Madison Grant, a distinguished exponent of “scientific” racism; his 1916 book The Passing of the Great Race raised an alarm about the new non-“ Nordic” immigrants, such as Italians and Jews; he recommended requiring that these “unfavorable races be kept segregated in ghettos.”

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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