On my way to the The White House see the First Lady to screen The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete and talk about higher education in the United States. Too many of our kids are facing unfair obstacles - we need to step up for them. Shout out to Michelle Obama for fighting the good fight! You can join us today watch at 4pm EST here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

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After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks…Fred Korematsu challenged President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 that authorized the U.S. military to forcibly remove more than 120,000 people, mostly of Japanese descent, from their homes and into incarceration camps throughout the country. Two-thirds of these people were American citizens. Mr. Korematsu went into hiding in the Oakland area, becoming a fugitive, and was arrested and convicted of violating the federal order. His case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Jan. 30, the White House issued a statement honoring the legacy of Fred Korematsu.

No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.
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Barack Obama, 02.13.2015 statement on the Chapel Hill Shooting. 

.@BarackObama’s statement on the #ChapelHillShooting. [Via @BreakingNews app.] #ChapelHill pic.twitter.com/kkFy3Y9CI2

— Justin Gibson (@JGibsonDem)

February 13, 2015

At 2 PM today, I’ll be participating in a White House hangout (no, the President won’t be there) discussing education and robots. You can watch at whitehouse.gov/wethegeeks.

If you have any questions on this topic, leave them here and I will try to ask a few of the education and robotics specialists in the hangout.

Tumblr won’t let me accept answers unless there’s a question mark so?

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Artist Award: James Turrell will be among twelve honorees awarded with the National Medal of the Arts, the U.S. government’s highest award for artists and art patrons. Turrell’s groundbreaking visual art captures the powers of light and space, challenging our perceptions of art and reality. Presented by President Barack Obama, the ceremony can be streamed live at 3PM on Monday, July 28: whitehouse.gov/live.