Review Of Imprisoned: The Betrayal Of Japanese Americans During World War II

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Bang! Crack! Pop! World War II is raging in Europe, crimson red mixing with the dark brown of the dirt. Another quieter struggle, half way around the world starts on December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. The U.S. becomes hysterical and is blinded by racial prejudice; they order anyone with Japanese descent into internment camps. This created a time of pain and shock for the Japanese Americans who had done nothing wrong. Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II by Martin W. Sandler highlights the shock and fear this ethnic group faced while teaching older audiences not to discriminate through the in depth examples of the Japanese Americans and the internment camps in World War II. The first lesson Sandler teaches is to not judge a person by their skin or race. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, where the heart of America’s naval fleet were located, many of the western states were stricken with abhorrence of the Japanese, causing racial prejudices and bigotry …show more content…

Moreover, Japanese Americans were wrongly treated, they created organizations to prevent others suffering the same as they. “…various Japanese American organizations, working with human right groups and Muslim organizations, have conducted workshops and classes designed to emphasize the need for tolerance for people of all races and creeds.” (163-164) this suggests that even though Japanese Americans were discriminated and imprisoned in internment camps, they did not turn bitter or resentful to their migrated land. Instead of being acrimonious, they helped others to find tolerance and further prevent discrimination. This has shown, if someone has been hurt they should not inflict pain upon others but help prevent it, stimulating the extinction of discrimination, because everyone is helping another and not

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