For those of you who listen to the radio in the Bay Area, you may be familiar with public radio KQED’s Pacific Tiime:
“Reporting from both sides of the Pacific Ocean, KQED’s Pacific Time explores the ideas, trends and cultural patterns that flow back and forth between Asia and America.”
Tonight’s program had a few interesting segments, including one on Minidoka (located in Idaho, Minidoka was one of the ten camps where Japanese Americans were held.) February 19th was the 65th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which provided the framework for the forced relocation of 120,000 people of Japanese descent from the West Coast, the majority of whom were American citizens.
It always amazes me to think that 120,000 (or so) AMERICAN’s civil liberties were so blatantly violated. Could it happen today? Hopefully not!