A Maryland public elementary school taught children as young as six years old that the current detention facilities at the U.S. southern border are comparable to Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.
On May 14, Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ North Glen Elementary included a lecture in its morning announcements that condemned the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. The lecture compared Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese-Americans to the current facilities at the southern border.
The lecture proceeded to show students images of Asian activists holding signs that read, “Abolish ICE,” “#DefendBlackLife,” and “#DefundThePolice.”
What do you notice about these two images? What looks the same? What looks different? The first image was taken in 1942, that’s about 80 years ago. This was a Japanese internment camp. Japanese internment camps forced anyone who was Japanese living in the United States to suddenly be arrested and live in these camps. Many Japanese families were ripped away from the