On July 22, Indiana University President Michael McRobbie released a statement on behalf of the university apologizing for the actions the university took during World War II in banning Japanese American students.
At the 2019 National Convention in Salt Lake City, the JACL National Council approved a resolution to seek apologies from Midwest schools, including Indiana University, for exclusionary actions enacted during World War II.
“We applaud Indiana University for its acknowledgment of past actions and look forward to the fulfillment of their promised remediation.
“I’m a fourth-generation Japanese American.
My family lived in California at the time, so they were interned during World War II.