George Takei: Why I Love A Country That Once Betrayed Me

Uncle George talks about Japanese American incarceration.

This week marks the anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the United States government's mass incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans during World War II. One of those internees was famed actor/activist George Takei, whose family was removed from Los Angeles and forced into a camp in Arkansas when he was just a boy.

In this animated mini-version of his TED Talk, Uncle George shares his early recollection of being forced behind barbed wire, and reflects on both the strength and fallibility of American democracy:

You can watch the full version of George Takei's TED Talk here.


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