What Constitutional rights were promised to Japanese Americans during World War II? Why weren’t these promises kept and protected? What forces weaken the protections of the Constitution? What can you do when you see the abuse of power? What are the remedies when we fail to uphold the Constitution?
We joined Dale Minami, best known for heading the coram nobis legal team that overturned the conviction of Fred Korematsu, and Tom Ikeda, Densho’s founding Executive Director, for a discussion framed by these questions. Minami and Ikeda connected the lessons of the WWII Japanese American incarceration with the events of today.