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Remembrance: Soweto Massacre and Bloody Sunday

Remembrance: Soweto Massacre and Bloody Sunday

by Michelle Chen on June 16 2010, 9:43AM

This week brings somber remembrances of two acts of massive brutality that occurred about a generation ago on opposite ends of the hemisphere. Both incidents exposed the shame of racial or ethnic strife under colonization, both galvanized radical social movements…

Topics: Global Affairs

American Occupation Casts Long Shadows Over Okinawa

by Michelle Chen on June 1 2010, 9:06AM

On Memorial Day, America honored its war dead. Across the Pacific Ocean, the ghosts of war continue to haunt the coastline of Japan, now awash in political angst over the military base on the island of Okinawa. Last week, the…

Topics: Global Affairs

“Good White Stock”: Child Refugees of the British Empire

by Michelle Chen on November 26 2009, 5:47AM

Forced migration, displacement, and racial social engineering are ugly modern phenomena that we typically associate with the denigration of oppressed racial and religious groups. But we recently got a glimpse of a colonization effort that in some ways inverted…

Topics: History, Immigration

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