In the first quarter of 2021, reports of crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific islanders are up 164% compared to last year. Often, the victims are seen as “foreigners,” who are somehow less American than others. Our history is marked by moments when “who belongs” was challenged. During WWII, 23-year-old Californian Fred Korematsu refused to get on a bus. He was defying a presidential order that allowed Japanese Americans to be placed in jail or detention, as part of wartime internment. His daughter Karen Korematsu tells his story. 



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