Japanese-Americans Imprisoned For Ethnicity Speak Out In Defense Of Muslims

Source: Huffington Post

BY Jessica Prois Executive Editor at Huffington Post

Kimberly Yam Associate Editor, The Huffington Post

Seventy-five years ago on Wednesday, the bombing of Pearl Harbor brought the U.S. into World War II and subsequently ushered in the nuclear age.

It also prompted the U.S. to round up about 120,000 people ― most of them American citizens― and throw them in prison camps because of their ancestry.

Today, Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated during World War II are speaking out about how that dark time is especially relevant in the age of President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump flirted with the idea of creating a Muslim registry or database during his campaign for the Oval Office, saying it would be possible through “good management.” Then, a Trump surrogate brought up the wartime incarceration of Japanese-Americans as a “precedent” for creating such a registry.

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