The Gaslighting of Interned Japanese Americans

How can you be “Anti-American” when you’re ineligible for citizenship?

From Densho Digital Repository

Although the term gaslighting is associated with Trump policy, gaslighting is making someone question their own reality in a political or interpersonal power play with false narratives meant to discredit victims. My mother’s family was victimized by false narratives about those from Japan during the last century.



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Carol Izumikawa

Writer, Mom & Attorney. Email me @ for my novel, Something Special, Something Sacred