inane comments in Asian Week last month, but Ron Takaki's letter to
the publication in response was the most profound:
Without the ground-breaking work done by Dr. King and other
African-Americans, it is possible that I and many of my Asian-American
friends, whose parents came to the US in the 1960's and 1970's, would
not be in this country. If you are like me in that regard, consider
for a moment what debt we owe to those civil rights advocates, and how
we might respond in our generation.