The apology comes more than 70 years after incarceration camps closed. “We must reckon with our past and cannot forget about what happens when political leaders allow discrimination to dictate policy,' state Rep. Mark Takano says.
'We must reckon with our past and cannot forget about what happens when political leaders allow discrimination to dictate policy,' Rep. Mark Takano said.
Asian American lawmakers in California say it may be seven decades later but they're still applauding an effort to have the state apologize for its role in the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II., in which California would formally apologize for"its failure to support and defend the civil rights and civil liberties of Japanese Americans." The state Assembly is expected to approve the bill Thursday.
The legislation, introduced by Assembly member Al Muratsuchi, a Democrat who represents part of the Los Angeles area, points out that California agencies and officials had failed, on a number of occasions, to defend Japanese Americans. It notes that the Assembly approved questioning the loyalty of Japanese Americans with dual citizenship at the time. The State Personnel Board had also fired those of Japanese descent who worked for the state government by spring 1942, including Mitsuye Endo, who sued California and was in turn removed and incarcerated while her case was pending.
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Who in the fck cares? We are going Communist now, havent you heard? it was kinda necessary FDR sucked.
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