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History can teach so let it

Reader comment on item: Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters
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Submitted by Kathryn Mcguire (United States), Apr 25, 2007 at 16:41

The Japanese internment is still relevant to today. Sure, it had its good and bad points, and could have been done better, but it helped protect the Japanese decendants from being attacked because of their race having ties to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now in context to today we don't just go beat up people that come from the middle east, even if they were born here, just becaus they are part of a race that attacked the Twin towers.

Besides protecting them it gave us a measure of protection for the rest of the American Citizens. Just because people live in America doesn't mean that they will not try for an inside attack. 19 of the terrorists from 9/11 should not have been allowed in because they gave vague adresses like hotel and New York. Just because history seems boring it repeats its self and can teach us how to do better, so we need to let it.

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