In 1942, as the U.S. government was rounding up 120,000 Japanese Americans, a question arose: what about orphans? The response: "...if they have one drop of Japanese blood in them they must all go to camp."

That's what I think of when I read this story.…
More than 100 kids were imprisoned at Children's Village, in the Manzanar concentration camp. If you're interested in that story, here's some more info from the awesome folks at @DenshoProject:…
Tens of thousands of kids spent up to four years in the camps, and thousands of others were born in them, their birth certificates bearing the names of hastily constructed towns surrounded by barbed wire.
I didn't expect this to become a thread so I'll end it here: it was wrong then, it's wrong now, and it will be wrong the next time we do it.

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Did not expect to be emotionally gutted by a utility pole this morning
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If anyone in Philly would like to pay their respects, The Corner Pole resides at 3rd and Federal, in the southeast corner of Jefferson Square
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I graduated from Saint Joe's in 2006, so Phil Martelli has been an extended part of my life for 15+ years. I have one story I’d like to share about him.
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This is the most bizarre technique for blowing out birthday candles that I’ve ever witnessed. Mitt Romney is a deeply weird dude.
In a movie this is how you’d learn that the person you thought was your friend was actually an alien who’d invaded your friend’s body.
The one thing the internet doesn’t get enough credit for us giving us immediate access to the unsettling mannerisms of the rich and famous. We used to have to wait years until, like, Robert Cato wrote about LBJ’s fingernail-trimming techniques or whatever.
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If Lara Trump would like to pay my furloughed wife’s $600/month law school loans, our $2,100/month rent, or our $1,350/month day care bill, my email address is in my bio.…
These are, in fact, just a few of the bills that we’re currently using our savings to pay, savings that had previously been set aside for a down payment on our first house. So I’d say it’s more than “a bit of pain.”
These people want for nothing and gleefully profit off this presidency and then tell *us* we’re financially secure? Fuck out of here.
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