The Arizona Republic contains a nice article on Masaji Inoshita, 85, who was interned during World War II and who now speaks to audiences about his experiences.
Inoshita sees similarities between the mistreatment of those of Japanese ancestry during World War II and the mistreatment of communities today, such as the racial profiling of Arabs.
According to the article, Inoshita's "most valuable lesson is to not let history repeat itself." The danger of the logic of the internment being used for other discriminatory practices in the future was eloquently articulated by Justice Robert Jackson:
But once a judicial opinion rationalizes such an order to show that it conforms to the Constitution, or rather rationalizes the Constitution to show that the Constitution sanctions such an order, the Court for all time has validated the principle of racial discrimination in criminal procedure and of transplanting American citizens. The principle then lies about like a loaded weapon ready for the hand of any authority that can bring forward a plausible claim of an urgent need. Every repetition imbeds that principle more deeply in our law and thinking and expands it to new purposes.... A military commander may overstep the bounds of constitutionality, and it is an incident. But if we review and approve, that passing incident becomes the doctrine of the Constitution. There it has a generative power of its own, and all that it creates will be in its own image. Nothing better illustrates this danger than does the Court's opinion in this case.
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