When it comes to making amends, it’s never too late. If there were a single principle to guide us in our relations with others — either on a personal or a broader scale — it would be this.

On Feb. 19, 1942, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 on the relocation and internment of Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast of the United States, across the Pacific from America’s then-enemy. More than 110,000 of these people, over 60 percent of them American citizens, were rounded up at short notice and interned in concentration camps.

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