Saturday, July 31, 2004

US Census Bureau tracking Arab-Americans for Dept. of Homeland (In)Security 

Its apology for having its data used to round up Japanese-Americans during World War II notwithstanding, the US Census Bureau has now provided the Department of Homeland (In)Security with detailed information about where Arab-Americans live.

While what the bureau did is legal and the bureau claims it provided no names, its actions raise a lot of questions in the Bush-induced climate of fear that all Arabs want to kill Americans. Will the next move be to round up all the Arab-Americans and cart them off to internment camps for “their” protection?

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