Essay On Japanese American Internment

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Unjustified Internment Internment, putting a person in prison or other kind of detention, generally in wartime. The Japanese-American internment during World War II stemmed from the bombing of the Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After the bombing on the West Coast, America had lost their trust of the Japanese and Japanese Americans. However, many Japanese lived on the West Coast because they had primarily come for the Gold Rush. Thus, all Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps out of fear of espionage and such. Was the internment of the Japanese-Americans during World War II reasonable? The Japanese-American internment was unjustified because it was unnecessary, unreasonable, and it was racist. The Japanese-American internment did not have a logical reason for its doing. “There is no Japanese “problem” on the coast,” (Munson, 3). Munson states there is no problem on the West Coast with the Japanese. As a “rebuttal”, Lt. Gen. DeWitt states in a government report that ”it is better to have had this protection and not to have needed it than to have needed it and not to have had it,” (DeWitt, 1). DeWitt proposes the argument that America did it out of fear of another attack by the Japanese. However,…show more content…
In The Crisis, the official magazine for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Harry Paxton Howard makes brings up many good points in why the internment is unjustified. The first reads “Germans and Italians are “white,”’ (Howard, 3). He declares that color is the only thing separating the Japanese from Germans and Italians. Again, in the starting of another paragraph in the article he says the same reason. “COlor seems to be the only possible reason why thousands of American citizens of Japanese ancestry are in concentration camps,” (Howard, 3). He states his reason for the second time in the article, proving how strong his beliefs
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