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Reposted from @thisisqueenesther - America was never great. > #DayofRemembrance - 77 years ago, families and private citizens were forcibly removed from their homes in the dark of night and transported to #concentrationcamps in the wild. They took few belongings with them. They had no idea when they would come back to reclaim their homes, money, businesses, and farms. Some neighbors were kind, and cared for their property until their return. Others looted and plundered in their absence. Magazines printed visual guides on how to tell the difference from us versus "them," the enemies of the state. Today, some still believe that the gesture was just "tough love" from a well-intentioned caretaker state; that it prevented them from becoming victims of mob violence. Those who were affected loudly disagree: they were always innocent, and the violence was always there.
In #SanFrancisco , they were moved to the horse stables south of the city; today, it's a mall where people gather for other reasons. In #Fresno , they were moved to the horse stables at the fairgrounds. In $Merced, #Arcadia , #Salinas , #Stockton , #Tulare , #Turlock , #Pomona , #Portland (Oregon), they too slept with the livestock. In #Pinedale , on the outskirts of town, they were housed in a warehouse; today, it's a Walmart. In #Manzanar . In #TuleLake . In #Topaz . In #GilaRiver , #Granada , #Minidoka , #HeartMountain , #Jerome , and #Rohwer . They disappeared almost overnight, dishes still in the sink. There were up to 120,000 people incarcerated. Sixty-two percent were American-born citizens. If you were 1/16 Japanese, if you were "one drop Japanese," you were rounded up.
At first, people volunteered to leave. Then, community leaders were arrested and detained. Then, in spring 1942, the U.S. Census Bureau provided confidential citizen records to aid in the forced removal of everyone else from the Pacific west corridor. The bureau denied complicity for 60 years, until it was proven in 2007. And some people still say that it was justified.
Dangerous word: "them". #webstagram #websta #instagram #insta #racism #bigotry - #regrann - 2 hours ago