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Getting up to speed on WWII Japanese American history
A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry waits with the family baggage before leaving by bus for an assembly center... - NARA - 539959.jpg
The creation of new articles and expansion of current ones on the history of WWII exclusion and incarceration of people of Japanese descent in the US
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created on02:34, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

As in the real world in the US, the history of WWII exclusion and incarceration of people of Japanese descent is written about sporadically and inconsistently throughout Wikipedia. During a time when certain groups are threatened with exclusion from the US based on ethnicity and religious affiliation, it seems appropriate to beef up the information that we have already on a past historical misdeed on a government scale.

What is your solution?[edit]

Incorporating as a resource, create new and expand upon current entries around the topic.

Who will you be doing outreach with?[edit]

The Japanese American communities via the Japanese American Citizens League and word of mouth.


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About the idea creator[edit]

I've been a Wikipedia editor since July 2007 and have participated in eight copy editor backlog drives, and interviewed for the program coordinator position for Art+Feminism.



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