They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

They Called Us Enemy

by George Takei

Summary: In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten “”relocation centers,”” hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.

They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.

Trigger Warnings: Racism (including slurs); War/Violence; Hate Crime

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