Today marks the anniversary of FDR signing executive order 9066, which authorized the “indefinite detention” of nearly 150,000 people on American soil.
The order authorized the Secretary of War and the U.S. Army to create military zones “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” The order left who might be excluded to the military’s discretion. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt inked his name to EO9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, it opened the door for the roundup of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese citizens living along the west coast of the U.S. and their imprisonment in concentration camps. In addition, between 1,200 and 1,800 people of Japanese descent watched the war from behind barbed wire fences in Hawaii. Of those interned, 62 percent were U.S. citizens. The U.S. government also caged around 11,000 Americans of German ancestry and some 3,000 Italian-Americans.
cannot stress the horror enough.
The Canadian answer to their brutal, brutal winters? Plastic “face protection” of course! Circa 1939
An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.
Conversation on problems with bystander intervention as a means of preventing sexual assault, and failure of programs to take crucial factors, especially racism and intervention aftermath, into account.
A new group I’ve joined is talking about bystander intervention trainings as one way to “radically” address sexual assault/rape culture. I’m not so sure.
He likes my dress too
The Summer, Poppy Field, 1875