Japanese Internment

While things were looking good for women and African Americans during the 1940's Japanese Americans were being oppressed because on December of 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. US citizens were in frenzy with fear and paranoia and felt the only thing to do was take their rights away to protect the nations safety. 
 On February of 1942 Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Under the terms of the Order, some 120,000 people of Japanese descent living in the US were removed from their homes and placed in internment camps. The US justified their action by claiming that there was a danger of those of Japanese descent spying for the Japanese. However more than two thirds of those interned were American citizens and half of them were children. None had ever shown disloyalty to the nation. In some cases family members were separated and put in different camps. During the entire war only ten people were convicted of spying for Japan and these were all Caucasian. America always finds a way to oppress some group because our supremest materialistic ideologies. America embodies a cycle of oppression. 

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