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A guard tower at Heart Mountain—
the barbed wire and armed guards were to keep people in.
Seventy-five years ago, on February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which established so-called Military Zones in the United States, a national policy based on fear and racism. 579 more words
Allegiance, the brilliant musical based on George Takei’s experience of internment during WWII, is coming back to theaters on February 19, and I can’t say enough about how important it is that as many people as possible go to see it. 673 more words
This is a guest post by Jennifer Cody Epstein.
In the run-up to the presidential election last November, few of Donald Trump’s proposals sparked quite as much alarm as his idea for a Muslim “registry.” The idea has undergone several iterations—from requiring the registration of Muslims in America, to registering people from a list of almost exclusively Muslim nations, to banning Muslims from entering the country altogether—but at their core, each version hearkens back to one of America’s darkest moments, the forcible evacuation and internment of thousands of Japanese Americans civilians following America’s entry into World War II. 1,783 more words