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Enough With the Euphemisms. They’re Not ‘Family Residential Centers.’ They’re Jails.


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Enough With the Euphemisms. They’re Not ‘Family Residential Centers.’ They’re Jails.

Yoshinori H.T. Himel

I spent the Independence Day weekend on a pilgrimage to the Tule Lake Segregation Center, one of 10 World War II American concentration camps. I saw the breadth of an enormous prison camp that confined as many as 18,000 innocent human souls, and I tasted the grit of Tule Lake’s pervasive yellow summer dust. Those held there 75 years ago against their will, solely because of their ethnicity, looked out of their tarpapered barracks every day, encircled by barbed wire and armed guard towers.


#2

I know a lot of you here say we’ll never see this fool behind bars, because he’s a rich, connected, entitled asshole.

Well, I am hoping you are all wrong.


#3

These immigrants are not people to the likes of Trump. No, they are talking points used to rally his base. Nothing more. And “Euphemisms” has way to many syllables to be understood by a mango.


#4

When even sleazy Senator Orrin G. Hatch (Utah, R) calls it a chilling name “we will not soon forget” you know you’ve really hit the bottom of the barrel.