City of San Diego apologizes for supporting incarceration of Japanese citizens and residents
"The San Diego City Council is apologizing for supporting the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Councilmembers on Tuesday rescinded a resolution from January 27, 1942 that urged the FBI to remove Japanese Americans and other 'enemy aliens' from the community. The original resolution came days after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which set the stage for the forced removal and incarceration of people of Japanese descent.
'The Council of the City of San Diego apologizes to all people of Japanese ancestry for its past actions in support of the unjust exclusion, removal, and incarceration of Japanese Americas (sic) and residents of Japanese ancestry during World War II, and for its failure to support and defend the civil rights and civil liberties of these individuals during this period,' the new resolution reads. ..."
Read the complete article here: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/22/us/san-diego-apologizes-japanese-incarceration-cec.
Local press coverage is available here: https://www.kpbs.org/news/local/2022/09/20/city-council-rescinds-80-year-old-resolution-calling-for-removal-of-japanese
Watch relevant excerpts of the City Council meeting below or on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/OS19h_3_u9E