Jose John May 12, 2016 No Comments
PREJUDICE AND DICRIMINATION With the recent attacks on the United States by terror­ists, many Americans have been experiencing feelings of fear, sadness and tremendous anger. With Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban being held responsible, many of Middle-Eastern descent have been experiencing great prejudice and discrimi­nation and are being stereotyped as terrorists. These types of feelings are very prevalent in American society today. Simi­larly, though not widely as discussed, Japanese-Americans have felt these feelings directed toward them for several gen­erations. Going from the extreme of being herded to intern­ment camps after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, to the more commonplace, being stereotyped in the entertainment industry and internet sites, prejudice, discrimination and stere­otyping have been a part of the lives of many Japanese Ameri­cans. America’s greatest acts of prejudice or discrimination next to the enslavement of African Americans were probably the internment of the Japanese during World War II. After the surprise attack of the Japanese on Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941, there was great fear that the Japanese Americans on the West Coast would revolt and aid the Japanese war effort (“Japanese American Internment”). Much evidence pointed to the contrary though. The Munson Report investigated the loyalty of Japanese Americans and their likeliness to revolt and overwhelmingly...
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