KQED: Pacific Time, Japanese internment camp

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!

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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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