Inequitable Incarceration The months before and during WW1 in America were a dark and gloomy period for the Japanese-American citizens. Many Japanese-Americans have shared their story of the internment camps during WW1 and Jerry Stanley, a victim of the camps noted, “I am proud that I am an American citizen of Japanese ancestry, for my very background makes me appreciate more fully the wonderful advantages of this nation.” (Stanley 3). Stanley was a proud american and appreciated the freedoms he had. It can be argued that the internment camps that imprisoned The Japanese were right and just, but how could this have been right for the land of the free to reject any citizens their natural born rights? Many Japanese-American citizens including Jerry Stanley, Hideo Murata, Fred Korematsu, Yoshiko Uchida, Shiro Nomura, and Jane Yanagi have spoken out against the internment camps that were forced upon them.
This shows that the internees made the best of the activities they had in the camps. Including making games out of ordinary the things that they did every day. Optimism was a trait that was able to supply hope to the internees, despite the unfavorable
Cheap labor with little tax between the countries, US manufacturers are drawn to the south to mass produce products to be sold around the world, sparking the debate of job loss in America. Life in Maquiladoras is brutal and the working conditions are atrocious and, simply put, a violation of Human rights. Numerous workers have given reports telling of the chemicals that they breath in, the unsafe machinery that is being used and the disregard for the Mexico’s labor laws. Heavily subsidized corn entered the Mexican market place at cheaper production costs lowering the consumption price. This put thousands of Mexican farmers out of work, which in turn contributed to the mass migration farmers looking for work.
After 9/11 the United States was able to retaliate against the aggressor almost instantly. Within a month we were waging war in Afghanistan against Bin Laden. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, it took us six months to stop the Japanese and nearly nine months before we were able to start launching an offensive against them. In both scenarios the people reacted differently. After the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans, mostly on the West Coast, were forced out of their homes and had to relocate in camps for several years.
Japanese immigrants men in the US select brides from their native country through pictures. Women in Japan were paired up with men in the U.S. by a matchmaker and/or family’s decision. Many men did not make enough money to go home, so they start a new family in America. Most women became picture brides due to financial problem at home, so they were hoping to come to the U.S. and send money back. Many picture brides regret their decisions, because they are often surprised to see the men when they arrived.
The prisoners no longer had rest days, and the Japanese had to recruit two hundred and fifty thousand civilians to work on the railroad. Soon after a Epidemic hit and many prisoners died and the ones who were to sick to work, where deprived of their rations. On October 17, 1943, the rail road was finish, but it took months to get supplies across because their were many
The individuals or groups who are against consumerism are said to be unpatriotic not only by the fellow citizens, but by the government. When an interview is conducted on the subjects, the amount of time and money they claim to spend on shopping is surprising. A large number these people use credit cards, where half of them are not able to pay every month. Cases of bankruptcy increase as citizens are more consumed with spending other than saving. Finally, the film Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren tries to offer solutions to the negative methods used by the government.
These camps were opened in 1941 and continued until 1944-1945 when people in the United States began to realize the injustice of what was being done. In 1948, the American Evacuation Claims Act was instituted. This Act by the United States government, gave $2500 dollars to each person who had lived in an internment camp. This was meant to be sign of saying they were sorry. Then in 1988, the Civil Liberties Act was given as a formal acknowledgment of the injustice suffered by many Japanese Americans.
Going to college is stressful enough without the need to worry about tuition and how you’re going to pay for it. This makes it harder for students going to college to graduate and brings a lot of stress to their lives. According to Lockman and Servaty-Seib, suicide is estimated to occur at a rate of between 4.25 and 6.5 per 100,000 students, and this is the second cause of death for college youth (154). When the workload in college is overflowing and we are expected to put hours into studying for each course we take, students get stressed. I personally have felt this way in college with the last semester I took.
To prove that you obviously have to have a job but cnbc news states that 40% of the 8.5 million unemployed americans stopped looking for jobs. Those are all american citizens and the illegal immigrants have jobs and they get paid. They are taking money away from American citizens that are looking for jobs. The illegal immigrants are taking job spaces from American citizens. That is like then you were little and you had a really cool toy and you didn’t mind sharing it with your siblings but someone you aren’t good friends with comes and starts playing with your toy.