When it comes to children being separated from their parents, we need to be sure we’re asking the right questions. George Takei, who spent time in a Japanese internment camp as a child, shares some thoughts and frightening parellels to our current situation. Here is a brief excerpt:
Imagine this scene: Tens of thousands of people, mostly families with children, are labeled by the government as a threat to our nation, used as political tools by opportunistic politicians, and caught in a vast gray zone where their civil and human rights are erased by the presumption of universal guilt. Thousands are moved around to makeshift detention centers and sites, where camps are thrown together with more regard to the bottom line than the humanity of the new residents.
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