🎶 Well, I'm that Hoochie Coochie Man. Everybody knows I'm him! 🎶
When they not expectin' to see you, and you bust out that ninja gangsta. 😂😂😂😂😂
Today, this #gentleman told me the #story of his family's #incarceration during #WWII along with more than 120,000 other #japanese Americans in concentration camps all over the #unitedstates . Not only did this #community suffer the indignity of being forced from their home en masse with NO EVIDENCE of ties to the empire of Japan, but it's young #men were drafted directly out of the camps and into the army of the very #government that incarcerated them out of fear that were a threat to national security. The all-Japanese unit was responsible for liberating the German concentration #camp of Dacau AT THE SAME TIME their families were incarcerated in their own country! Japanese farming #technology was responsible for much of the farmland made fertile by irrigation techniques that were unknown to Californians at the time. The farms that still produce today were stolen from them when they were sent away. I write this not only because it upset me so much, but also because Mas's story was hauntingly familiar given many present day situations we are witnessing right now. These incarceration were part of a wartime/prison complex we are seeing at play RIGHT NOW. #history repeats when people allow it to. So many stories are paralell. Learn about what other cultures went through coming here...Italians and Irish and Chinese and African and Vietnamese..... If we understand each other's stories and see how similar we really are, we can come together. The world will be better for it.
So #excited to have joined @jennabrister and @wagatwe for #one of the kickoff episodes of their #new #podcast @isurvivorshow ! #happy to be a #guest of these two #fantastic #women whose #show is intended to shed more #light on the #issue of #violence against women by telling the stories of survivor and how they were #empowered by #fighting back! Shout out to @dearabbie for her amazing work on this show a #producer extraordinaire!