Can the Japanese-Internment be applied to the post-9/11 discrimination?


The Japanese-American internment is the relocation and subsequent internment by the American government in 1942 of around 110,000 Japanese Americans (and Japanese individuals) who occupied the Pacific coast to”War Relocation Camps,” in response to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The Japanese-American Internment is an integral part of America’s history. However, it is largely brushed aside or subjugated to other historical events in the American Educational system and media. The perception that many hold downplays the tragedy and scale of the event, but they are not at fault. This horrible event is constructed as necessity, even in today’s liberal society. This blog hopes to explore facets of what transpired and apply them to the racial profiling, rampant after the attack on 9/11. With a broader understanding of what transpired and those affected, we hope to shed some light on the Muslim discrimination that is often treated as commonplace. It should not be only after time has passed that the wrongdoing is discerned. The security of Americans and the protection of their lives cannot supersede the inherent wrong in racism.


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