Racial Tolerance in Times of Crisis: The Japanese American & Arab American Experiences

January 24, 2002
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Evening Panel Discussion

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The tragic events of September 11 and the ensuing outbreaks of racially motivated attacks in the United States against Arab Americans and other minorities have caused many to draw parallels to the experience of Japanese Americans during World War II. Are these analogies correct? What lessons can we learn from the Japanese legacy? How do we address issues related to racism and racial profiling in the context of America’s war on terrorism?

Followed by a reception.

Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University
Gary Y. Okihiro, Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University
Albert Mokhiber, former President and current Board Member, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and Partner, Law Offices of Mokhiber & Moretti LLC

Kevin S. Kennedy,
Principal Officer, Executive Office of the Secretary General, United Nations

Tickets: $10, Japan Society members and seniors $8, students $5.

  • Thursday, January 24, 2002
  • 6:30 pm