Prisoners of war in their own damn country - what for?

from Fort Minor – Kenji Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

They were stripped of their rights and treated as second class citizens, even as Japanese Americans were fighting and dying for “their” country. There was even an all Japanese American unit, which included 21 Medal of Honor recipients. It is ironic to think that while they were fighting overseas, most of their family members were in the internment camps.

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