Courageous Compassion in a Time of Terror

Roger Ebertz


This article tells the stories of two Americans in the months and years following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor: Herbert Inouye, a young Japanese-American man, and Ralph L. Carr, Governor of Colorado. In doing so it provides an historical example of how a political leader can respond with courageous compassion in a time of great national fear, not unlike today.


Character; Character and; Character and Courageous Compassion; Compassion; World War II; Pearl Harbor; Ralph L. Carr; Colorado; Japanese-American; Internment camp; imprisonment; Racism; Mass detention; Dignity; Amache; Relocation camp; Virtue; Aristotle

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