Takei tours internment camp

NC_takeivisitscamp0713_1500x845Ralston Wyo. (KULR) — Actor George Takei toured former internment camp Heart Mountain Confinement Center in Wyoming, and said the kind of racism that imprisoned 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II is still present in America today.

Takei was one of those 120,000. He was five years old at the time.

The Heart Mountain Interpretation Center tells the story of more than 14,000 Japanese-Americans who were taken from their west coast homes and moved to this camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

This was Takei’s first trip to Heart Mountain, and he saw a racial slur written on the barracks wall by one of the builders. He was not surprised, and said that kind of racism still exists.

“Same sort of attitude placed us behind these barbed wire fences here in Wyoming,” Takei said.

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