7: COULD THIS HAPPEN AGAIN?*

7: COULD THIS HAPPEN AGAIN?*

The framers challenge, when they created our country’s constitution, was for the citizens of our country to continue the work of the constitution by constantly moving toward a more just and perfect union. Based on their ideals, the final program in the series focuses on three main areas. The first area is the cause of the incarceration of Japanese Americans, identified by a federal commission, was racism, war hysteria which today would be called the politics of fear, and the failure of political leadership. The second area addresses how people were guided toward prejudice of Japanese through movies, books, schools, universities, national organizations, family bias and fear. The third area calls us back to the Constitution’s challenge by looking at how each of us might be failing the promise of the Constitution for others and ourselves. Our first president, George Washington, urged all citizens of our fledgling democracy to grow in awareness, social consciousness, civic responsibility, and personal involvement. Winner of the 2019 Hermes Gold Creative Award.

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(Video Length: 20:35) *This program could also be used as two separate discussion sessions:
How the Incarceration happened 00:00 – 08:34
Why the Incarceration happened 08:35 – 19:00