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Retroactive Diplomas and the Value of Education

Karen M. Inouye (ed.)

in The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804795746
eISBN:
9781503600560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795746.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter Five examines the value of a college degree, taking as its focus the recipients of retroactive diplomas awarded to Nikkei who were wrongly forced from high schools and institutions of higher ... More


Gone with the Wind

Miguel La Serna

in With Masses and Arms: Peru's Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469655970
eISBN:
9781469655994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655970.003.0020
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Retired navy admiral Luis Giampietri attends a reception at the Lima residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Peru, Morihisha Aoki. Marco Miyashiro, the DINCOTE counterinsurgency head who had ... More


Between Arbitrage and Speculation

Hirokazu Miyazaki

in Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273474
eISBN:
9780520953956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273474.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows how the paper co-authored by derivatives traders Sasaki and Aoki in 1990, on the economic role of index arbitrage in defense of their index arbitrage operations, served another ... More


Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Diane C. Fujino

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

An iconic figure of the Asian American movement, Richard Aoki (1938–2009) was also, as the most prominent non-Black member of the Black Panther Party, a key architect of Afro-Asian solidarity in the ... More


“My Happy Childhood That I Don’t Remember”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter provides a narrative account of Richard Aoki’s early childhood years and family history. Aoki’s narrative focuses on recounting the histories of Japan and Japanese America, with only ... More


“Protecting the Japanese”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents a study of the Aoki family, which reveals a complex and convoluted history that disrupts the dichotomy established in Richard’s mind between the “noble” Aoki extended family and ... More


“Learning to Do the West Oakland Dip”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents Richard Aoki’s life growing up in the Cold War period in Black West Oakland and in a household predominated by men. Even before graduating from high school, Richard rushed to ... More


“I Was a Man by the Standards of the Hood”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Richard Aoki’s life in the army. According the Universal Military Training and Service Act of 1951 and 1955, Richard served six months in active duty, followed by seven and a ... More


“My Identification Went with the Aspirations of the Masses”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Aoki’s participation in the predominantly White Old Left, through the Socialist Workers Party (SWP)/Young Socialist Alliance (YSA). Aoki’s participation in the White Old Left ... More


“The Greatest Political Opportunity of My Life”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Aoki’s participation in the Black Panther Party (BPP). Having worked in the antiwar and Third World solidarity movements and with BPP cofounders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in ... More


“Support All Oppressed Peoples”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the birth of the Asian American Political Alliance (AAPA), one of the most important Asian American political groups of the sixties. AAPA’s coining of the term “Asian ... More


“It Was about Taking Care of the Collective”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Third World strike at UC Berkeley that developed the new academic field of Ethnic Studies and sought to restructure education. In these struggles, activists like Aoki were ... More


“A Community-Oriented Academic Unit”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the birth of Asian American Studies (AAS) at UC Berkeley. As one of the first instructors and coordinators, Aoki was instrumental in developing UC Berkeley’s Asian American ... More


“An Advocate for the Students”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Aoki’s career in the East Bay community college system. Aoki spent his twenty-five-year career in the community college system, using his positions as instructor, counselor, ... More


“At Least I Was There”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents Aoki’s return to grassroots activism. The twentieth and thirtieth anniversaries of the Third World strike and the launching of BPP commemorations, the growing social movements ... More


Epilogue Reflecting on aMovement Icon

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter provides an overview of the memorial service of Richard Aoki. It then discusses Aoki’s significant contributions in activism in the Asian American Political Alliance and Third ... More


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