Newspaper Series Features Larry Shinagawa


Contributed by David Maley

Larry Shinagawa, director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, is being featured along with his son, Nathan, in a six-part series in the Ithaca Journal.

The series is titled "Voices from Home." The Shinagawas are among six local households included in the series, which takes a look at campaign issues through the eyes of Tompkins County residents.

The article on Saturday, September 25, dealt with the war on terror and its possible threat to civil liberties, highlighting the concerns of the Shinagawas as descendants of Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War II.

Larry, whose grandfather died as the result of poor health care while interned in a California camp, said that the question of how best to respond to terrorism threats while not infringing on civil liberties is for him the biggest issue of this presidential campaign. Both he and Nathan, a senior at Cornell, are concerned that neither John Kerry nor George W. Bush are giving much attention to this issue.

For the complete article, see Liberty Vs. Security?

Contributed by David Maley)