The Mexican Man Who Followed His Friends Into A Japanese Concentration Camp – Ralph Lazo

In 1942, Ralph Lazo was one of over 10,000 men and women living in California’s Manzanar concentration camp. The camp was built to house Japanese Americans during World War II, when the U.S. believed that Japanese Americans might be acting as spies and should be incarcerated. But Ralph Lazo was not Asian, he was a Mexican American teenager who was against forced incarcerations and to prove it, he made a decision that at the time was unimaginable.