The following commentary by Masao Suzuki is from Fight Back! News:
In 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of United States v. Wong Kim Ark that American-born Chinese were U.S. citizens under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The 14th Amendment states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Posted in Asian Americans, Black Liberation, Chicano Liberation, Immigrants Rights, U.S. Oppressed Nations and Nationalities
Tagged Chinese Americans, Dread Scott Decision, Fight Back!, Lindsey Graham, Masao Suzuki, Russell Pearce, SB 1070, U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, Wong Kim Ark
The following was first posted on the Kasama blog. Richard Aoki, who passed away Sunday at the age of 70, was an Japanese American revolutionary, former Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party, and a leader of the historic Third World Liberation Front strike at San Francisco State. According to Diane C. Fujino’s article “The Black Liberation Movement and Japanese American Activisim: The Radical Activism of Richard Aoki and Yuri Kochiyama” (the article is in the book Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political & Cultural Connections Between African Americans & Asian Americans, edited by Fred Ho), Aoki was “in the first couple of years of the BPP…the party member most well versed in Marxist-Leninist thought.” The video is from the trailer of a documentary about his life.
Posted in Asian Americans, Black Liberation
Tagged Asian Americans, Black Liberation, Black Panthers, Diane C. Fujino, Fred Ho, Japanese Americans, Neela Banerjee, Richard Aoki, Third World Liberation Front, video, Yuri Kochiyama