Thursday, May 6, 2010

Never Again!

In 1943 the Bureau of the Census provided confidential Census data on Americans of Japanese descent to assist in placing them in internment camps for the duration of World War Two. You can read more about it in this article in Scientific American from 2007.

Something to think about as we all fill in our own ethnic information for the 2010 Census.

You can find a hi-rez copy of the memo by image-Googling "Census Japanese internment memo"

3 comments:

Crucis said...

Guess I'm on a list since I declared my race as "Other/American." The last census, I said "Other/Celt."

phlegmfatale said...

This is not encouraging to consider. :(

Brigid said...

I never GOT a census form. And I'm not off the grid yet.