'We Have To Speak Up': Japanese American Activists Call For Reparations For Black Americans

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laist.com - (Image/Twitter) At the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo, where a dozen people were meeting after work hours, the evening started with a round of soba tea.Writer and activist traci kato-kiriyama raised a cup to the roomful of Japanese American volunteers ranging in age from their 20s to 70s.“Can we do a toast for gathering?” kato-kiriyama asked to nods of approval. “For gathering across the country to support reparations.” On this recent evening, Los Angeles was one of multiple cities where Japanese Americans were meeting to work on the redress campaign for Black Americans. The goal was the same here as it was in San Jose, Oakland, Portland, St. Paul, Chicago and Brooklyn...