San Diego apologizes, rescinds its World War II-era support for incarceration of Japanese Americans

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego City Council rescinded Tuesday a resolution it had passed 80 years ago in support of the incarceration of Japanese Americans in prison camps during World War II. Council members called the camps and the council’s 1942 resolution supporting them racist, unjust and a form of hate. In addition to rescinding the 1942 resolution, the council approved an apology to Japanese Americans for the impact of the camps. “It is incredibly important that we identify the racist acts of the past and injustices of the past and address them head-on,” Council President Sean Elo-Rivera sai…

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