Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Who Took the Rap? A Call to Action

Russell C. Leong

When the twin towers of the World Trade Center were attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001, ordinary Americans like you or me reacted strongly.  Unfortunately, complex feelings of grief, anger, revenge, and disbelief were often targeted at brown-skinned people of Arab, South Asian, and Islamic communities living in the U.S., or at those who were wearing a turban or perceived as Mus­lim.  Hate crimes and violations of civil liberty were directed against these individuals and groups.

Can Americans stand by while the civil lib­erties of others are taken away, violated, degraded or disregarded?

Can we turn our fears into hope, and our hope into action?

 
 
 
 
 
Unit Plan
 
Subject
Grade
9-10, College
Topic

WWII, Japanese American Internment, Post 9/11

Stories

“After Words: September 11, 2001” poem
One Man Seeks Justice from a Nation: Korematsu v. United States
Who Took the Rap? A Call to Action

 
Subject
Math
Grade
9-12
Unit Plan

Math Alg 1 Statistics - Hate Crime Analysis

Stories

A Citizen Fights for His Civil Rights after 9/11
A Family Educates to Prevent Hate Crimes:
The Case of Joseph Ileto

Vincent Chin - Lily Chin: The Courage to Speak Out
Who Took the Rap? A Call to Action

 
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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.