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Where you read it first | Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Laura Childs

The Setonian

Op-ed: Day of Remembrance offers us lessons in reparations 82 years later

On[a]February 19th, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which allowed the U.S. Army to forcibly relocate American civilians to concentration camps on the West Coast under the guise of national security in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned, despite none of them ever being charged or convicted of espionage[b]. Approximately two-thirds were[c]citizens, and half of them were children[d].

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