Those of us who teach the Korematsu case are sometimes asked by thoughtful students why it is that so many thousands of Japanese Americans acceded in their removal and imprisonment -- why they went without protest.
The answer is that they didn't -- and that the stories of resistance are much more numerous (and sometimes even more interesting) than Fred Korematsu's. American Public Media and the Smithsonian are in the midst of an excellent podcast called "Order 9066" that tells the story of Japanese American removal and incarceration. This week's episode focuses on Japanese Americans' resistance. It's worth a listen, and maybe a recommendation to students.