No innocent people like the Japanese Americans should have been punished or looked as bad people because of their ancestry. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the U.S. to fear the Japanese Americans, so they placed them in internment camps. Japanese Americans shouldn’t of been punished because most of them were born and raised on the West Coast. The condition of the camps were often not pleasant. Japanese Americans were viewed as alien and untrustworthy, and isolated from others.
I do not think that Roosevelt 's actions were justified in the internment of Japanese-American citizens, because there was very little evidence that the Japanese citizens were a threat to the rest of America. The Executive Order 9066 led to a lot of changes for Japanese-American citizens. The Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Roosevelt two weeks after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and this authorized the removal of any or all people from military areas "as deemed necessary or desirable." This affected the Japanese-American citizens because the military then defined the entire West Coast, which was home to the majority of Japanese-Americans, as a military area. This then led them to relocate to internment camps, built by the U.S military in scattered locations around the country.
Roosevelt 's actions were not justified because many of the Japanese Americans were nonviolent. Many of these Japanese people lost their businesses, homes, and income just because of the idea they were terrorists. Roosevelt believed there were hundreds of Japanese spies in the United States which affected his decision to send the Japanese to internment camps. In reality many of the Japanese had done a lot for the American community. They lived their lives exactly the same and had nothing to do with Japanese violence.
In my opinion, the United states was not justified in its policy of keeping Japanese Americans in internment camps. These people were Americans just like those who chose to put them in camps. By singling out these people in camps, the government essentially legitimized racism against them. Most of them had committed no crimes against the United States. Most of them had not involved in the planning of any crimes against the United States.
As opposed to righteous view that America was safeguarding its position in the war, the Japanese American internments were created out of resentment and racial prejudice fostered by other Americans. As the article “Personal Justice Denied” stated, the internments were led by “widespread ignorance of Japanese Americans contributed to a policy conceived in haste and executed in an atmosphere of fear and anger at Japan” (Doc E, 1983). It may seem like a precautionary cause to make internments but there aren’t any other extreme measures for other fronts. Caused by a hatred stirred by media and society’s view, many people disdain the Japanese. Even at the high levels of government, officials share similar prejudices.
I, personally, agree with those who say that the internment of Japanese-American citizens was unnecessary and immoral. It’s never okay to force citizens to abandon all their land, jobs, belongings (etc.) and make them live in an internment camp based solely on their racial background, religion, etc. It’s a violation of their civil liberties and first amendment rights. And above all stated in the previous sentence, the internment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940’s was just unethical and
Even if you were a U.S citizen the government did not care, they put you in the internment camps anyway(Parks). The Japanese internment camps were very unfair for the Japanese. There were many reasons the government did the internment camps. One of the reasons was because the government thought that the Japanese were spies and they didn’t want the Japanese to attack again. Another reason was because the people were paranoid that all Japanese were like the ones who attacked Pearl Harbor so the government did it to please the people(Velanquez).
Succumbing to bad advice and popular opinion, President Roosevelt signed an executive order in February 1942 ordering the relocation of all Americans of Japanese ancestry to concentration camps in the interior of the United States. The fear of the Japanese was tangible. Many believed, whether or not they were born here, that all Japanese were spies or they were going to do some kind of harm to the U.S. The Japanese were rounded up everywhere and put into internment camps. These places were almost as bad as the concentration camps in Germany.
The attitudes and perceptions of Japanese-Americans relations soured peaking since the beginning of World War II. Devastated by Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and fill an anti-axis power mentality, many American citizens attacked Japanese-American homes, businesses, and communities. One of the most controversial moments in American history was President Roosevelt’s Executive order 9066, which forced thousands of Japanese descent, many of which were first generation American citizens or nisei, out of their homes and into internment camps. Arkansas was home to one of the most famous internment camps in America. It was here that many Japanese women faced hardships and adopted new liberties while adapting to their new lives.
Lorenz Aguilar Mrs.Matlen EWRC, Per.1 14 September 2016 Racial Profiling Essay Racial profiling is a worldwide problem that has been around for I don’t know how long. It happens in every corner of the world in the cities, workplace, communities, and countries in general. Racial profiling refers to the inequitable practice by authority officials targeting individuals for suspicion of any crime related based on the individual 's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. For me racial profiling is wrong and I see why but in some cases it is understandable. The main question always asked or thought about is racial profiling illegal well it depends the power of an authority to stop and frisk vary from the location or country.