This Is Who The FBI Came For After Pearl Harbor

Remember the lives lost and the lives forever changed.

Today, December 7, marks the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Hours following the attack, the FBI began rounding up and detaining leaders in the Japanese American community from their homes without due process of law. Filmmaker Tad Nakamura's grandfather was one of those taken.

This one-minute video for the Nikkei Democracy Project, made with documentary footage from Something Strong Within (by Tad's parents, Bob Nakamura and Karen Ishizuka), is not only a reminder of lives lost in the attack, but the lives forever changed by fear and bigotry.

The lessons of Pearl Harbor are now more relevant than ever.

"Today, I.C.E. raids continue to tear families apart," Tad says. "As we remember the lives lost and all the lives that were changed forever on December 7, 1941, we also need to remember the racist legislation that followed and the present-day attacks on targeted, vulnerable communities by our government."

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