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With #CrazyRichAsians opening this wknd, there’s been lots of conversations about #representation BUT it’s can’t just be about the big screen. It starts in our clsrms & the stories we share w/our Ss.

So fellow Ts, esp. MS/HS, a thread of titles to get in your clsrms yesterday.
These are in no particular order, except maybe as I am remembering when I first encountered them. And here was the first book that I felt any sense of a mirror in my reading...
2/ Maxine Hong Kingston’s ‘The Womman Warrior.’…
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Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga (1925-2018) discovered a copy of "Final Report" produced by the Civil Affairs Division of the Western Defense Command in April 1943. Every copy of the report, drafts and notes, was directed to be destroyed.

#JapaneseAmerican #AAPI #history #twitterstorians
The Final Report stated it was "impossible to establish the identity of the loyal and the disloyal with any degree of safety." Meaning all Japanese Americans, the majority of whom were US citizens, were to be judged solely on their ethnicity/ancestry.

#history #twitterstorians
Final Report stated: It wasnt' that there was insufficient time in which to make such a determination; it was simply a matter of facing the realities that a positive determination could not be made, that an exact separation of the 'sheep from the goats' was unfeasible. #history
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