Focus Question Racial Profiling • In a short response of one to three sentences, describe the problems and issues involved in racial profiling
Internment • Mass internment only along the West Coast • Housed in remote locations • Crude shacks and barracks • Limited privacy • Desolate locations
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)
Reparations • Internees lost hundreds of millions of dollars • Lost property • Forced sale of property • Lost earnings
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?
Summary • In a short reply of one to three sentences, why is it important to study Japanese Internment?