In January, 1942, only weeks after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution calling on the federal government to use force to remove people of Japanese ancestry from Los Angeles and hold them involuntarily. A few weeks later, in February, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 providing for the detention and isolation of about 110,000 Japanese Americans.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors rescinded the resolution on... June 6, 2012. That's yesterday.
It's about time.
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