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I never took a class with Ron Takaki, but when I was at Cal I saw him speak several times and I have one of his books, Strangers from a Different Shore. That was probably one of the first books I read that seriously discussed the history of Filipinos in America.
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On May 30th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC), rmurphysf commented:
I was greatly saddened by the news of his death. Just his name brought back fond memories of getting lost in the hallways of Dwinelle.
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On May 30th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Yeah...that whole generation is going.
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On June 1st, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Aw man. I never heard him speak but have one of his books, A Different Mirror, which was freshman reading at my alma mater one year. I got the book but never finished it. Maybe during all my free time coming up (hah).

ETA: Oh no, just read that he killed himself because of the pain of MS. That is awful. Poor man.

Edited at 2009-06-01 07:12 pm (UTC)
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On June 1st, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
So depressing!
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