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L.A. County Board repeals support of WWII Japanese internment
In this 1943 photo, people line up at the mess hall at the Manzanar Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp in California.
June 7th, 2012
12:30 PM ET

L.A. County Board repeals support of WWII Japanese internment

By Michael Martinez, CNN

Los Angeles (CNN) - The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday unanimously repealed a resolution made seven decades ago supporting the internment of Japanese Americans shortly after Japan's Pearl Harbor attacks, which led the United States to enter World War II.

The five-member board heard emotional testimony from Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated in the internment camps or whose parents were placed in the camps.

They recounted the racial hysteria of the era.

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