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Racism & Hysteria: The Homefront of WWII. DISCRIMINATION. Segregation still in effect Military & biz still discriminated & segregated races Slow progress made for civil rights for minorities Racial tensions erupt w/ “zoot-suit riot” - 1943. WAR TIME PANIC & HYSTERIA.

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discrimination
DISCRIMINATION
  • Segregation still in effect
    • Military & biz still discriminated & segregated races
  • Slow progress made for civil rights for minorities
  • Racial tensions erupt w/ “zoot-suit riot” - 1943
war time panic hysteria
WAR TIME PANIC & HYSTERIA
  • Fear of Jap. attack on West Coast
  • Rumors of Jap-Am spys & acts of sabotage
    • Led to prejudice against Jap-Am
    • Anti-Jap. sentiment fueled by false newspaper stories & propaganda
the enemy next door
THE ENEMY NEXT DOOR
  • Executive Order 9066 = gov. mandated removal of all peeps of Jap. Ancestry born here (Nisei) or not
    • CA, OR, WA, AZ affected
  • Reasons = “necessary for national security”; seen as threat to gov.
slide5

Received notification by fed. couriers & posted notifications on light/telephone poles in neighborhoods & downtowns

  • Reported to “Relocation Centers” then transported to Internment Camps
    • 10 camps located in desolate area far removed from society
slide9

Terrified families sold homes, biz. & belongings

      • Had limitations on what they could take
  • No resistance to internment
    • 110,000 – 120,000 Jap-Ams. interned
civil rights violations
CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
  • 1944 – Fred Korematsu convicted for defying internment orders
    • He sued fed. gov. = Korematsu v. United States
    • S.C. determined U.S. gov. was justified in evac. Japs.
      • Didn’t violate people’s rights ‘cuz restrictions were on military necessity not based on race
u s gov we re sorry
U.S. GOV. – “WE’RE SORRY”
  • 1978 - Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) – DEMANDED reparations to each individual who suffered internment
  • 1988 – Ronald Reagan signed a bill that promised $20,000 to every Jap-Am. interned
  • 1990 – checks received w/“sorry” letter
slide15
“We can never fully right the wrongs of the past, but we can take a clear stand for justice and recognize that serious injustices were done to Japanese Americans during World War II.”
summarize ctq
SUMMARIZE & CTQ
  • Recap what you have learned about the Japanese American internment during WWII.
  • Create 1 CTQ @ Level 6