OSULP Speaker Series on Fake News: Patrica Sakurai
Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed E.O. 9066 which ultimately resulted in the internment of 120,000
Japanese Americans living on the west coast, Forty years later, the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians found that the internment "was not justified by military necessity"
but instead was the result of “race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership.” This talk will consider the particular convergence of misinformation, political and business
interests, news media, and longstanding anti-Asian sentiment and legislation that sat just below the surface of assertions of “military necessity” during the period.