Seventy-five years ago, in the late summer of 1942, the US government opened ten camps to imprison some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast.
In 1988, Congress concluded that this government program resulted from racism, wartime hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.
This introductory episode of Scapegoat Cities gives you a brief overview of what led to this injustice and tells you what you'll be hearing in the podcast's episodes.
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Music in this episode: "Frame of Mind" by Erik Haddad, Shiro (Kirkoid Mix), Jazzhar, "No-End Avenue, "Don't Fence Me In" performed by Roy Rogers.
Photo courtesy of Bill Manbo. (c) Takao Bill Manbo.