A nation lived in fear. There was no trust between neighbors. One group was singled out. Targeted for isolation. At-risk communities identified and movements tracked. Trains took them away. Far from the reaches of Los Angeles. Places called Manzanar and Tule Lake. We later promised to never do it again. After all, they were Americans, too.
The year was 1942.
65 years before Los Angeles began tracking Muslims.
Photo from the National Archives Registry