Akira Olivia Kumamoto

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AOK is a writer based in Sacramento. She is also a news video producer for McClatchy. Her bylines include BuzzFeed News, NBC News, KQED Arts, and Oakland North. She is Japanese-Mexican-American, and hopes you've come to enjoy the unique flavor of sushirritos (as odd as they may seem at first).


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What Internment Did to My Family

The court finally condemned Korematsu v. US, but the lessons of history are being overlooked by those claiming to have recognized them.

Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author and her mother
My Mother’s Secret Garden

The students turned a gray patch of earth into their own tiny Eden, a secret oasis of their own.