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Google’s Controversial Decision to Honor Yuri Kochiyama With Google Doodle


On May 19, 2016, Google Doodle honored civil rights activist Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American who was friends with Malcolm X. Kochiyama is a legendary civil rights activist to many Americans. However, her public endorsement of controversial figures like Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Osama Bin Laden. Kochiyama was born to Japanese immigrants in the San Pedro California area. She and her family were forcibly removed to an internment camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, along with other Japanese-Americans at the time. The incident was one of the worst civil rights moments in American history.


  1. 'boo yah says:

    This is communism typical of the Obummer crowd

  2. Miguel says:

    Some awesome pics in this gallery!

  3. Win says:

    Good article, most balanced one I’ve read on her today.

  4. Homer says:

    I was with her until the bin Laden comments. Still what a life.

  5. I would love to know how google comes up with these.

  6. Jamie says:

    Wouldn’t this make an interesting movie?

  7. Oliver Croix says:

    Thanks for making it a gallery. I like seeing historical photos

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