Natasha Varner, PhD is a Seattle-based historian and writer whose work explores the intersections of race, gender, identity, and representation in the US and Latin America. She is the Communications and Public Engagement Director for the Japanese American history non-profit, Densho.
During World War II, the US forcibly relocated and detained thousands of Japanese Latin Americans, but left them without legal entry documents. Today, their fight for redress and recognition continues.
A Nahua woman from humble origins served as both model and co-creator to the cultural revolution that canonized her face and body.
There’s a fiction about Irish immigrants circulating on and among white supremacist sites and groups. But there are people trying to correct the historical record.
Americans were discriminated against and incarcerated during World War II because of their ancestry. Which in turn created a generation of their descendents who don’t want to see it happen again.
States were left to design a system for massive civilian absentee voting. And in a hodgepodge of rules and regulations, people held in camps were effectively disenfranchised.