Episode # 3 Correcting a major newspaper's historic errors

Resilient History

Jul 4 2022 • 16 mins

Major newspapers were often part of an uncritical vanguard of government support during times of war. In the case of the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in 1942, the Seattle Times waved the US flag in favor of removing residents of Japanese descent from their homes and placing them in isolated camps. But eighty years later, that newspaper has attempted to make amends for its earlier racist editorial and reporting coverage. In this episode host Gordon Black interviews a representative from Densho, a Japanese-American cultural organization, about its work to correct the Times' 1940s coverage.