Iva Toguri D’Aquino – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Iva Toguri D’Aquino – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Just heard a great podcast about Iva Toguri D’Aquino’s life at Stuff You Missed In History Class.  A lot of the information about her trial in the U.S. is really infuriating.  Thankfully she was ultimately pardoned by Gerald Ford.  But still.  She has an interesting story.  Her life is an excellent example of how people’s lives just don’t fit into boundaries of Nationality or race.  I’ve been thinking a lot about this since I listened to this past weeks’ This American Life, which featured a story about The Real Housewife of Ciudad Juarez as well as some writing from an Arab Israeli living in West Jerusalem.  It’s got me thinking about how my family and I will have to navigate present-day injustices stemming from the way Nations exclude people.