Essay On Inequitable Incarceration

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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. The internment camps were unjust, and it was cruel to take away rights and subject those American Citizens to Harsh…show more content…
They made it through to tell their tales and now because of their fight for their rights, America as a whole could come together stronger than it was before. America has made many mistakes, the internment camps being one of the many. Without the mistakes though, we would never learn. The Japanese had stayed faithful and true to America and with it came great achievement of a stronger nation. After the war, the military started enrolling Japanese-American citizens in the army. After that the hostility levels decreased exponentially. The Following president after the fact, Harry Truman, addressed the prior issue by stating to the Japanese population as a whole, “You fought not only the enemy, but you fought prejudice and you have won.” These were important final words in the struggle to move on from this rough time in American history, though they were taken with
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