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[liberationtech] Email - follow up, not tech related

Carolyn Santo cysanto2 at hawaii.rr.com
Wed Feb 22 15:20:40 PST 2017


I think the New Yorker showed the better side of life in camp. This is 
more realistic: 
http://www.businessinsider.com/ansel-adams-internment-camp-photos-2013-8/#they-lived-at-the-camp-from-1942-through-1945-when-the-war-ended-and-they-were-allowed-to-return-home-42

My Dad's uncle (his mother's brother) Yonehisa Yamagami is near the 
bottom.  We have that portrait hanging at my parents' home in Denver.  
The only person in our family to have a portrait by Ansel Adams and to 
be in the Library of Congress!  My brother looks a lot Uncle Yon.

If you're interested, there is a movie called, "Only the Brave" which 
tells the story of the 100th/442nd heroes. 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410403/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

Members of the military who served were honored with medals more than 60 
years after the war.  My father in law was part of MIS and helped 
rebuild Japan after the war.  We went to the ceremony in Honolulu and 
were uplifted by the fact that they were honored, but saddened by the 
fact that so many had died prior to receiving recognition. 
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/19/congress-vote-medal-broke-japanese-american-veterans-world-war-ii.html

My mother's side of the family was lucky because my grandmother's 
brother served in combat and survived the war.  He never spoke about his 
experiences and became a very devout Mormon after the war.

So, extreme prejudice touched both sides of my family and my husband's 
family within the last two generations, but it doesn't cloud life now.

I wish people would cool down and save their energy to oppose the 
government when it actually acts inappropriately instead of hysterically 
protesting and trying to block everything the new administration does.  
Instead of blocking cabinet appointments, they should approve the 
appointment and then build a case against the person based on his/her 
actions.  By being obstructionists, the progressives are providing an 
excuse for the Republicans if their policies fail.

Peace,

Carolyn


On 2/21/2017 9:51 AM, Cecilia Tanaka wrote:
> THE COLORS OF JAPANESE INTERNMENT
>
> http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-colors-of-japanese-internment
>
> ==========
>
> Hi, Carolyn.  Hope you are doing good.
>
> Maybe you and your family would like to see this post.
>
> I am sharing this message with the LibTech list because some people 
> here contacted me in private to talk about this subject.  Racism, 
> intolerance, all kinds of prejudice are so wrong, so sad...  :'(
>
> Take care.
>
> c.

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