- When? During summer when our traveling companions were heat, dust, and wind - conditions under which the internees suffered for more than three years of confinement.
- Why? To see how, seventy years later, this violation of constitutional civil rights has been acknowledged and memorialized. As former US Senator Daniel Inouye said, "I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 70 years ago will not be repeated against Arab-Americans whose loyalties are now being questioned."
- What? We saw monuments erected by former internees honoring soldiers of Japanese Ancestry who fought their country even though their families were incarcerated.
- Where? Desolate, "out of sight" areas like swamp land in Arkansas, high deserts in Wyoming, California, lava lands in Idaho, wasteland in Utah, Indian reservations in Arizona.
This site focuses on photographs of the environment——be it the agricultural environment of people and produce at farmers' markets; the community environment of architecture or landscapes; the social environment like a child's wonder of the world.
Monday, January 26, 2015
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