Saturday, April 02, 2005

In between Schiavo, the Pope, Frank Perdue and other such luminaries, I had missed until this morning another significant death. President Clinton awarded Fred Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998 and placed him in a roll call of civil rights fighters Plessy, Brown, and Parks. This is true and yet a shame, because he's more directly in a line of civil rights pioneers named Yick Wo, Ozawa, and Thind whose struggles are much less known.

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