Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Census Bureau and Japanese Internment-- Part 5: The Bureau's Role
In 1988, President Reagan signed legislation issuing a formal apology for the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans. Former internees also received $20,000 in reparations for property seized during the roundups.
The mass incarceration of them, the majority of whom were American citizens is now considered a major stain on American history.
The Census Bureau obviously had a part in this roundup. They came under scrutiny again after 9/11 when the bureau gave information to the Department of Homeland Security about neighborhoods that had large percentages of Arab-American populations.