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Fred Korematsu Quotes

Fred Korematsu (1919-2005), Japanese American Civil Rights Activist

“No one should ever be locked away simply because they share the same race, ethnicity, or religion as a spy or terrorist. If that principle was not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans, then these are very dangerous times for our democracy.”

“If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up.”

“As long as my record stands in federal court, any American citizen can be held in prison or concentration camps without trial or hearing. I would like to see the government admit they were wrong and do something about it, so this will never happen again to any American citizen of any race, creed, or color.”

“It may take time to prove you’re right, but you have to stick to it.”

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