In legislatures across the country, Republican lawmakers are introducing bills to curtail what educators–in public schools and universities–can say and teach about racism and sexism.
Our story though, is much more than three short paragraphs in a textbook. It is a story about a people’s determination for sovereignty in the face of imperialism, resilience in midst of colonization, and perseverance for peace as survivors of war. Our story is urgent and it is a call for global action in the name of peace and justice. The history of Okinawa is a story of resistance but also a call to the world.