Discrimination Against Japanese During WW2

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Research Report Asians in North America are discriminated for any reason people can find. From there colour to the way they speak. Japanese and Chinese began immigrating to North America during the mid- 1800’s and were a great target of cheap labour. Working anywhere from farm fields to factories and being paid barely anything to keep them alive. Discrimination laws passed during the early 1900’s that denies the right of Japanese to become citizens, to own land, or to marry outside of their race. In some certain areas they could not buy land or get jobs in certain industries. Also there kids were sen Continue...


By September of 1939 America cut down its sales of iron and oil to Japan making heightened tensions between America and Japan. In 1924 immigration from Japan was stopped. Japanese Americans had no charges brought against them, there was no hearing, they did not know where they were going, how long they would be detained, what conditions they would face, nor what would happen to them. Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were rounded up and kept at many destinations but mostly camps. After the Japanese where arrested they where taken to unknown destinations, and treated as prisoners of war. Being sent to camps for committing no crime was an outrage. Japans attack on Pearl Harbour was so devastating, it even shocked Japanese Americans. All we should wonder is if this is ever going to happen again, and if it could be stopped. So America took initiative and started doing house roundups and search or arrest warrants. Is something one country should be proud of I think this is a question we should all ask ourselves. They were told to bring only what they could carry. Families were registered and given numbered tags to identify themselves and their belongings.