Kiyo Sato was an 18-year-old Japanese-American living in Sacramento when WWII broke out and the government decided she and her family couldn’t be trusted.
while it’s easy to look at something like the internment of the Japanese during World War II and lump it in with the Salem witch hunts in the category of “Weird Things People Did In Olden Times,” you have to remember some of the people involved are still around. You can ask them about it!
Source: Why Modern America Scares Me: By An Internment Camp Survivor (page 1)
many defenders of Japanese internment are using it as a platform to suggest we do something similar with Muslims
the impulse to exclude, lock up, or kill an entire category of people “just in case”? That shit isn’t going anywhere.
Source: Why Modern America Scares Me: By An Internment Camp Survivor (page 2)