The push for equal right by feminists materialized in two accords: legally and socially. Legally, feminists pushed for equal legal status for both men and women. Social women liberation was a sexual revolution where women challenged the idea that while men could go around participating in sexual activities, they were to remain chaste. Today, it is the former that is popular, with women activist groups fighting for more opportunities for women. Women right activist groups today, however, are very politically alienated as compared to the 1960s.
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. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, President Bush, as well as, the American public tried to avoid that kind of reaction against Muslim Americans. It amazing how in 1941 Americans listened to the news of Pearl Harbor on the radio and on 9/11 Americans watched the attack live from the television or even on a
World War II is one of the greatest horrors in world history. Most people know it as the massacre of the Jewish people in Germany. But during the war, Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, which was what fully brought America into the war. What most people dismiss is that America was doing something horrible to its citizens, too. After the bombing, all Japanese immigrants and people of Japanese descent were rounded up and put into internment camps.
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.
So because of these fears President Roosevelt ordered all the Japanese Americans to be detained and put in Internment camps in February of 1942 throughout the whole War. There were ten camps in the western parts of the states, and one camp in Colorado. Japanese Americans were forced to give up their homes, jobs and personal items and weren't set free until January 2, 1945 . In 1988 each survivor of the Camps was given money for compensation from the government. Internment Camps were sort of like witch hunts because people were making judgments on their fellow citizens based on what they thought might happen, ancestry and what people looked like as well.
She shares her experience of being a housewife and what a typical day entails; cooking, cleaning, children, and the occasional reading. Although she loves being a housewife she struggles with societal and personal views of her job. Continuously being considered as second-class citizens, women didn’t have many of the rights males in the US are granted and some cases still do. Women accept
This source posses a sense of value, as with it, an idea about the treatment of the Japanese within multiple internment facilities can be discovered. In her letter, Ogawa makes small comparisons about the Santa Anita Internment camp to the one, she previously resided in, which was the Poston internment camp which she briefly addresses. She discusses ideas such as the lack of fencing, the ‘grand’ food in which is provided, and the community movie night within Santa Anita that was absent within Poston. Ogawa 's letter to Miss. Breed holds slight limitations, as Ogawa only discusses the highlights of her life in Santa Anita, only glancing upon subjects such as the showing of movies on the weekends and the food served on Sunday mornings.
The issue of the comfort women has been so politically charged in China and South Korea that if someone dares to attribute it to some factors other than the Japanese brutality and imperialism during WWII in public, he is likely to be branded as a traitor and inundated with threatening letters, expletive languages, and disparaging news articles. Such ethnic nationalism has created numerous barriers in academic research of these marginalized women in history. Fortunately, C. Sarah Soh makes an audacious attempt to challenge the dominating public rhetoric and offers an insight into the origin, the development, and the legacy of the “comfort women” system. Born in post-colonial Korea, but educated and worked in the U.S., Soh successfully distances herself from the intense emotion and nationalism in Korea and takes an objective, comparative approach to study the comfort women from the viewpoints of South Korea, Japan, and third-parties. Adopting a method she coins as “expatriate anthropology”, she has interviewed dozens of people experiencing that part of history---both Korean ex-comfort women and Japanese veterans.
In years preceding World War II, Japanese were greatly mistreated but the true mistreatment did not start until the Japanese Internment. Japanese Internment was the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans in relocation camps. Although World War II is covered in most classes, the story of American citizens who were stripped of their civil liberties, on American soil, during that war is often omitted. This internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II remains of the most shameful events in American History. The first wave of Japanese Americans arrived four decades before World War II.
The United States entered into World War II after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. President Roosevelt issued the Executive Order 9066, forcing the removal of 110,000 Japanese to detention centers. The incarceration caused a deep trauma for many Japanese Americans, exposing them to harassment, danger, and violence. They were taken away from their freedom of speech, choice, and association. Japanese Americans were discriminated, an American racial/ethnic subject to be negotiated, and often looked down to because they were neither black or white.