In this episode, Yvette and Cynthia process the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, discuss what accountability means to them, and analyze Korematsu v. United States – the case that deemed the exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast legal. They call out allies who don’t hold their own people accountable, discuss the differences between accountability and punishment, and explain the irony of strict scrutiny.
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Current Event: White Supremacists at Charlottesville
Here’s an informative article from the LA Times: A guide to some of the far-right symbols seen in Charlottesville by Matt Pearce
A really insightful documentary by VICE that is absolutely terrifying. After watching this, Cynthia’s comments on why she refuses to be shot down in the street should make more sense.
Deep Thoughts: Accountability
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Case: Korematsu v. United States
Aljazeera – Fred Korematsu: Why his story still matters today (source of photo)
First – yes, this was a criminal case (not civil).
You can find the case documents and more information here.
Here’s the statement from former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal about the withholding of evidence that Yvette mentioned.
Daughter of Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu Reflects on Internment, Executive Orders by Ryan Levi – an interview with Karen Korematsu that details how and when she found out about this case.
Yvette recommended The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
Cynthia recommended a tarot card reading with Valeria Ruelas!
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