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George Takei testifies before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians in California in 1981. Kaz Takeuchi/Visual Communications Photographic Archive hide caption

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George Takei got reparations. He says they 'strengthen the integrity of America'

Eighty years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order that sent thousands of Japanese Americans to internment camps. Actor George Takei was among them.

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Opinion: Famous, but wanting to be forgotten

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Opinion: Famous, but wanting to be forgotten

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George Takei testifies before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians in California in 1981. Kaz Takeuchi/Visual Communications Photographic Archive hide caption

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Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022

George Takei got reparations. He says they 'strengthen the integrity of America'

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George Takei got reparations. He says they 'strengthen the integrity of America'

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