Don’t Build the Wall

Plans to build an eight-foot tall fence around a tiny airport in northern California has ignited a fierce debate. Tulelake Municipal Airport in Modoc County is also the site where some 20,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forcibly interned in the 1940s at the Tule Lake Segregation Center. According to City Lab, many scholars say a more accurate name would have been the Tule Lake Concentration Camp. While the county wants to build a three-mile-long fence topped with barbed wire to keep wildlife out, activists say its tragic past should be respected and a huge fence will stop people from accessing the site.

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