George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
"Another scene I remember now as an adult is every morning at school we started the day with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag…there was the American flag flying over the camp but I could also see the barbed wire fence and the sentry towers pointing at us from my schoolhouse window as I recited the words ‘With liberty and justice for all’." - George Takei, The Daily Show (July 24, 2014).
Full Episode (apologies, The Daily Show website does not have the best video player).
To Be Takei documentary official website.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
I’ve been to the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles and they put so much emphasis on the Japanese internment camps, even reconstructing one of the original barracks inside the museum. The condition these people were kept in was absolutely atrocious. Our tour guide was called Hatchimonji-san, and he had been in the internment camps as a boy, as well.
It’s no surprise that we like to pretend this significant piece of history never happened. Imprisoning innocent, American citizens who had nothing to do with the Pearl Harbor attacks was one of the most disgusting things my country has ever done and I am so damn ashamed of it.
i have risen from the writing cave to offer my loyal followers a drawing….hello all…..this my oc, fraise. she got a lil strawberry in her tummy. she had an unfortunate science experiment incident and fused herself with strawberry jelly lol wat can u do