Why is it that in World War II, the Japanese Canadians were known as the “enemy” but not the German

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Why is it that in World War II, the Japanese Canadians were known as the “enemy” but not the German Canadians? When Japan allied itself with Germany in World War II, the Japanese Canadians were ostracized by society. The exclusion of Japanese Canadians quickly escalated, and soon after the Japanese Canadians were removed from their homes and forced to live in internment camps. The Japanese Canadians had to suffer because their racial identity could be easily identified. The after effects caused by the Japanese internment camps had a long term impact on all of Canada. This brings up the question "Whose views were changed because of the after effects from the Japanese internment camps?" The after effects from the Japanese internment camps…show more content…
After the Japanese internment camps, Canadians slowly started to be more informed about the conditions of internment camps and they realized the prejudice decisions they had made by sending the Japanese Canadians there because they were from Japan. Due to the Japanese internment camps Canadians had to realize their mistake and face their own racism. Secondly, he after effects from the Japanese internment camps changed the views of the Japanese Canadians in regards to minority rights in Canada. This is because they realized that they couldn't just let the discrimination of the Japanese Canadians go and they demanded justice. After the Japanese Canadians were released from internment camps they were lost. Their house and possessions were sold off by the Canadian government without their permission, they had virtually nothing. On top of that the Japanese Canadians were given the choice to either relocate East of the Rockies or deport back to Japan. Soon after the Japanese Canadians had no choice and were forced exiles to Japan began. However things started to turn up in 1947 when the federal cabinets canceled the deportation policy, but the Japanese Canadians still wanted justice. The Japanese Canadians believed that it wasn't fair that they were treated so badly because they were from Japan origin. Even though they were a minority group they were still Canadian citizens and should be treated like Canadians. The Japanese Canadians were determine for

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