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Wikipedia Summary for Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama (河内山 百合子, Kōchiyama Yuriko, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014) was an American civil rights activist. Influenced by her Japanese-American family's internment, her association with Malcolm X, and her Maoist beliefs, she advocated for many causes, including black separatism, the anti-war movement, reparations for Japanese-American internees, and the rights of people imprisoned by the U.S. government for violent offenses whom she considered to be political prisoners.

On May 19, 2016, which would have been her 95th birthday, she was featured on the U.S. Google Doodle, sparking controversy over her past statements expressing admiration for figures such as Osama bin Laden and groups like Al-Qaeda and Shining Path.

Quote: The most important thing today is to stop US wars. by author Yuri Kochiyama overlaid on photo of photo of author Yuri Kochiyama with quote

The most important thing today is to stop US wars.


Quote: Remember that consciousness is power. Tomorrow's world is yours to build. by author Yuri Kochiyama overlaid on photo of photo of author Yuri Kochiyama with quote

Remember that consciousness is power. Tomorrow's world is yours to build.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Remember that consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students. Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power, and be sure that power will not be abusively used, but used for building trust and goodwill domestically and internationally. Tomorrow's world is yours to build.


Quote: The United States of America is a nation where people are not united because of those three glaring frailties: racism, injustices and inequities. by author Yuri Kochiyama overlaid on photo of photo of author Yuri Kochiyama with quote

The United States of America is a nation where people are not united because of those three glaring frailties: racism, injustices and inequities.


Quote: Projects meant living with blacks and Puerto Ricans, but that's what we wanted. Living in the projects, we've met so many wonderful, wonderful people. by author Yuri Kochiyama overlaid on photo of photo of author Yuri Kochiyama with quote

Projects meant living with blacks and Puerto Ricans, but that's what we wanted. Living in the projects, we've met so many wonderful, wonderful people.


Quote: When you're in a black group, you have to keep in mind you're not black. You just have to be sensitive. We have to be appreciative that the black nationalist struggle is a nationalist struggle. by author Yuri Kochiyama overlaid on photo of photo of author Yuri Kochiyama with quote

When you're in a black group, you have to keep in mind you're not black. You just have to be sensitive. We have to be appreciative that the black nationalist struggle is a nationalist struggle.


Quote: I tell you, in this country, you don't get much of an education. Throughout high school, through junior college, which is all I went, I didn't know anything about the annihilation of all the Indian nations that were here. by author Yuri Kochiyama overlaid on photo of photo of author Yuri Kochiyama with quote

I tell you, in this country, you don't get much of an education. Throughout high school, through junior college, which is all I went, I didn't know anything about the annihilation of all the Indian nations that were here.


Quote: I didn't wake up and decide to become an activist. But you couldn't help notice the inequities, the injustices. It was all around you. by author Yuri Kochiyama overlaid on photo of photo of author Yuri Kochiyama with quote

I didn't wake up and decide to become an activist. But you couldn't help notice the inequities, the injustices. It was all around you.


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