Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Bad Day for Japanese-Americans

Suppose you are of Japanese descent, an American citizen, and alive in 1942. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt just signed Executive Order 9066, which basically robbed you of all of your rights and property and sent you to an internment camp for the remainder of the Pacific War. Loyal Americans were locked way for years simply because of who they were. That was a sad day for all Americans and we should be diligent that this sorry affair never happens again. President Reagan signed an apology in 1988, which also gave each survivor $20,000.

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