Japanese-Americans Speak Out Against Backlash

October 18, 2001

Source: The KCRA Channel


On October 18, 2001, The KCRA Channel in Sacramento reported, "Japanese-Americans Join Fight Against Hate Crimes: Groups Band Together To Decry Arab, Sikh And Muslim Hate Crimes." The article reported on backlash, including an incident in which a local mosque was blockaded by tractors. "'Sixty years ago, the backlash against Japanese-Americans was wrong. Today, the backlash against Muslims is equally wrong,' Japanese-American Andy Noguchi said." A press conference was held on Thursday, pledging Japanese-American support and solidarity.