SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Examiner on Thursday apologized to readers for its support of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
The paper's apology came almost exactly 50 years after the signing of Executive Order 9066 that sent 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry to internment camps.
"This newspaper, too, along with others, advocated internment," the newspaper said in an editorial promoted on the front page under the headline: "The Examiner apologizes."
"Japanese Americans were labeled as potential enemy spies and sent away on a moment's notice to live behind barbed-wire fences like common criminals. Yet no Japanese American was ever charged with treasonous crimes," the newspaper said.