LISTEN: Redress, Reparations and the Fight for Racial Justice

Guest: Margaret Chon, Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, Seattle University School of Law

The Japanese American incarceration during World War II is a black eye on U.S. history, with more than 100,000 people — two-thirds of whom were American citizens — sent to internment camps along the west coast.

In the four decades that followed, Japanese American activists and community leaders waged what was ultimately a successful campaign for redress and reparations on behalf of those who were sent to the camps.

On this episode of DISCOVERY, Professor Margaret Chon discusses how the reparations campaign built on groundwork laid during the Civil Rights Movement, and she explores how the decadeslong drive informs today's fight for racial justice in America.

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