The Oregon Daily Emerald features a fascinating article on Denise Uyehara, Japanese-American performance artist. Her show "is based on the links between the Japanese-American relocation, detention and internment during World War II and current violence against Arab-Americans, South Asians and Muslims in the United States."
According to the article:
After Sept. 11 and the ensuing hate crimes directed toward Muslims and Arab-Americans, Uyehara was reminded of her family's experience during World War II, she said. She recognized that she could become a conduit not just for her family history but also for the new group of citizens suddenly being scrutinized
with suspicion, she said.... "Oh my God, the same thing is going to happen again."
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