Japanese American Internment

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293 words
293 words

Imagine one day you’re told to pack your bags and leave your home for a prison camp and you have no clue when or if you will return. This was decreed by Executive Order 9066, authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans. The island on which I live was the first location in the U.S. to implement this persecution of residents of Japanese descent. Prompted by war hysteria, this injustice was recognized in a presidential apology as a constitutional failure. The lessons gleaned from executive order 9066 can be applied to current issues in our world, nation, and even college campuses. Growing up with this awareness, I am acutely attuned to discrimination of groups based on their ethnic or religious identities Beyond my own community, I have traveled

In this essay, the author

  • Describes how executive order 9066 authorized the internment of japanese americans. the injustice was recognized as a constitutional failure.
  • Explains that they have traveled to and volunteered in diverse parts of the world, including india, nicaragua, and india. the connections and cultural exchanges foster a broad and inclusive world view.
  • Opines that they look forward to continuing to expand their global perspective and explore novel opportunities during their college career.
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