Google Doodle Honors Fred Korematsu during Immigration Ban


Google’s Doodle today honors American Civil rights activist Fred Korematsu during temporary Immigration ban and protests around the country.

According to NPR

“Korematsu was born in Oakland, Calif., but his U.S. citizenship didn’t keep him from being arrested for refusing to be relocated to an internment camp in 1942. He challenged his arrest in court, and two years later the case made its way to the Supreme Court.

“Korematsu challenged the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, the decree that forced the relocation of people of Japanese descent to internment camps. The court ruled in favor of the government and against Korematsu in what is now widely considered one of its worst decisions. The majority of justices claimed the detentions were not based on racial discrimination but rather on suspicions that Japanese-Americans were acting as spies.

Is it a pure coincidence or symbolic support to the protestors? Either way great timing.

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