SOURCE: New York Times
After enduring internment, Japanese Americans were forced to resettle in a changed society with a dire housing shortage. The government's response was grossly inadequate.
SOURCE: National Parks Service
National Park Service Awards More than $3.1 Million in Grants to Preserve and Interpret World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites
The 22 projects funded will help tell the stories of the more than 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of whom were U.S. citizens, imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the nation of Japan in 1941.
SOURCE: NY Times
With a renewed focus on reparations for slavery, what lessons can be drawn from payments to victims of other historical injustices in America?
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