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America Compared Race War


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America Compared Race War

  1. 1. AMERICA COMPARED ASSIGNMENT 3 Jose M Cantera History 141 Arguello 5/6/2009
  2. 2. RACE WAR <ul><li>Most American would say that World War two was drenched with racism . They will most likely say that the Nazi Party was racist while failing to point out racism I the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>During world war two Japanese were feared, hated, and mistrusted all across America. </li></ul><ul><li>All of the Japanese were perceived as being sub-human. </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese prisoners soon began to appear in prisons where non had been before. They behaved just like humans but were still hated. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people described the war in the pacific as a fight of the races. </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese soon started to be singled out as an entire race rather than just a certain figure. </li></ul><ul><li>From the incident in Pearl Harbor and on there was no such thing as a good Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese in Asia were also racist against whites and Americans. </li></ul>
  3. 3. RACE WAR <ul><li>It took an entire war and more to rid both the Japanese and the Americans of the stereotypes of each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Several stereotypes held by Anglo-Americans were present. </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese were not human, they were small in size, primitive, childish, and crazy. </li></ul><ul><li>The Japanese were blamed for the issues that took place in the war. Not just for their race but also for their behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Both the Americans and the Japanese felt that they had to make the enemy seem sub-human. It made the situation easier when it came time to kill the opposing enemy. </li></ul><ul><li>In the United States racial tensions began to arise from the whites towards the Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>People would post signs saying that Japanese should be hunted and even licenses were given out. </li></ul><ul><li>World War two brought out racism from the World. </li></ul>
  4. 4. RACE WAR <ul><li>Words such as vermin, apes ,and rats was attached with the word Jap. </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes soon became ok in everyday society. </li></ul><ul><li>There was even a float at a parade in New York which depicted bombs falling on yellow rats. </li></ul><ul><li>Some scientist even made the claim that Japanese skulls were two thousand years less developed than Anglo skulls. </li></ul><ul><li>Cartoonist were quick to support public opinion and views by depicting other races as non human. </li></ul><ul><li>Some evidence given towards Japanese dehumanization was that they killed their own creativity by keeping a large alphabet. </li></ul><ul><li>Once scientific evidence that supported stereotypical evidence had been debunked they simply came up with new evidence. </li></ul>