Connections: Trump Surrogates Invoke Japanese Internment As Legal Precedent
Donald Trump's surrogates have cited Japanese internment camps as legal precedent for a potential Muslim registry. To say the least, this is a controversial defense of a so-called "Muslim ban," and it set off a storm of discussion about our own painful past.
A new exhibit at the University of Rochester explores this topic. “Internment: The Japanese-American Experience in World War II — A pilgrimage to WWII Japanese-American internment camps” is on view through December 11.
We try to learn from that past with our panel:
- Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese and film and media studies, and head of the Japanese program at the University of Rochester
- Notch Miyake, photographer and activist
- Margaret Miyake, photographer and activist
- Ken Warner, descendent of an American who was interned