My Jichan’s (Grandad’s) family were farmers who owned many acres of land in the Napa Valley. When ordered to the Camps, they (and hella other Japanese American farmers) were forced to sell this land—for close to nothing—to white folks whose kids and grandkids now make hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars a year from the vineyards growing on those same lands. When land/resource dispossession through colonialism takes place, it is always perfectly “legal” in the eyes of those who do so. Shouts out to the coastal Miwok and Ohlone.
(Source: maplesurple, via kid-adobo)