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Japanese Internment

Japanese Internment

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  1. Japanese Internment

  2. Focus Question Racial Profiling • In a short response of one to three sentences, describe the problems and issues involved in racial profiling

  3. Japanese Internment

  4. Internment • Mass internment only along the West Coast • Housed in remote locations • Crude shacks and barracks • Limited privacy • Desolate locations

  5. Few Ways to Exit • Internees were rarely allowed to leave • Enlist in the armed services • Receive a job east of the Rocky Mountains • Enter a college or university east of the Rockies • Internment fought in Korematsu v. U.S. (1944)

  6. Reparations • Internees lost hundreds of millions of dollars • Lost property • Forced sale of property • Lost earnings

  7. Reparations (II) • Efforts driven by the Japanese American Citizen League (JACL) • Reparations authorized in 1988 • $20,000 awarded to every surviving internee • Was this enough?

  8. Summary • In a short reply of one to three sentences, why is it important to study Japanese Internment?