Item # 151485.
By S. Floyd Mori.
Floyd Mori has been the National Executive Director/ CEO of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization. He was also Director of Public Policy for the JACL and was National President. He was previously an educator who has taught economics to college students and has been a California State assemblyman, a mayor, and a businessman.
The incarceration of Japanese Americans and immigrants from Japan during World War II is a story which is not well known even after all these years. Some people may have never heard of it or know little about the experience. The Constitution did not protect these people who had done no wrong and were falsely imprisoned for no reason other than their ethnic heritage. It was later determined that the incarceration occurred due to racial discrimination, war hysteria, and the failure of political leadership at that time.
This work includes speeches presented and articles written while Floyd was representing the JACL, from 2002-2012. This is an attempt to tell some of the Japanese American story in order to make people aware of this travesty of justice so that it will never happen again to any other people in the United States of America.
Paper: 430 pp.