Great article. Thanks! One thing it explains is why I never heard of this before. "But though most Italian-Americans recovered from the order, the rule itself remained. Executive Order 9066 was never successfully challenged during the war. It stayed on the books for more than three decades until 1976, when President Gerald Ford rescinded the order. Its effect on Italian-Americans remained largely unknown until 2000, when Congress passed a bill that directed the attorney general to conduct a full review of the treatment of Italian-Americans during the war. That report was issued two months after 9/11."
Earl Warren, of Watergate fame, was an interesting enabler, too.
Italian Lives Mattered, but security mattered more during the war hysteria. I can see why many Italians are upset about the Christopher Columbus statues being removed against this backdrop.
One final note. If any of you remember Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, there was a famous episode about an alien invasion named The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street where one neighbor was attacked for having a short wave radio, like the one mentioned in this article. So what exactly is an "alien"? Anyone being different, I guess.