Skip to main content

View Diary: America Before Pearl Harbor - Early Kodachrome Images (321 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Super - - (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    sayitaintso, Boppy

    I've was at the Heart Mountain 50th Reunion Conference in Powell, Wyoming.  Yes, the Japanese Americans in Hawai'i had a significantly different experience.  Whereas it was infeasible to deport Japanese Americans from Hawai'i - especially economically infeasible - - it was economically advantageous to dispossess Japanese Americans in the Pacific Coast states.  Racism and greed - - they usually work in tandem.

    •  It was more complex than that (0+ / 0-)

      There were orders given to deport thousands of people from Hawaii to the west coast or to build camps in Hawaii.

      It was organizing by people in Hawaii and contacts made with people in the FBI, police, and military that prevented this.

      It is definately worth watching the documentary when you get a chance.

      http://ari.typepad.com http://tigerbeat.vox.com http://flickr.com/photos/ari/ http://del.icio.us/tigerbeat

      by ari on Thu Dec 07, 2006 at 10:01:03 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site