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|Subject: Re: OT: Reparations||Date: 6/5/2001 10:23 AM|
|Author: golfwaymore||Number: 40968 of 744425|
The treatment of many American Japanese during WWII (including the internment camps) is disgraceful as well. I can't imagine the hue and outcry that would have been raised if we had rounded up the American Germans and Italians. The survivors should definitely should be compensated.
I agree, it is an ugly chapter.
However, I'm wondering if the difference in color of skin between the Japanese and the Germans falls short of the explanation why some were rounded up and some werent?
Though we were engaged in war with both in the different theatres, I'm wondering if the fact that the Japanese spilled American blood on American soil had anything to do with it? The manner of the attack, etc...?
To my knowledge, a German bomb or bullet never hit within the 50 states.
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