Wednesday, March 31, 2010
In Census We Trust?
Ever wonder why people don't like to fill out the census form that comes around every 10 years? Even though people share more information now a days on line with Facebook and with people they have not met in real life?
In 1941, with the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor on U.S. Navy ships, there was a national hysteria and suspicion of all things Japanese. In California, which was thought of a first line of defense for the rest of the country, hundreds of thousands, of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent were swept up and put into internment camps for the duration of WWII. A sad chapter for this country, and one that will always be remembered with a heavy mixture of shame.