The Pros And Cons Of Japanese American Internment Camps

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How would you feel if you were held in captivity because your own country doesn’t trust you when you didn’t do anything wrong? Every step you take would be watched in fear that your a threat at that very moment. However, Japanese-American Internment Camps were very unnecessary because of the feeling of racism, hysteria, and sadness that it brought. First of all, the Japanese-American citizens felt like the internment camps were an act of racism and hate. In the article, “Japanese-American Internment Was An Unnecessary and a Racist Act.” Edison Tomimaru Uno said that “Our unjust imprisonment was the result of two closely related emotions; racism and hysteria.” This means that Uno felt that internment was a racist act when the Japanese-Americans were a part of the U.S. and took a part of the growth of the United states, instead of spying and trying to make attacks. Another story is from Grace Sugita Hawley, she told the …show more content…
In the article, “Japanese- Americans Internment was an Unnecessary and Racist Act”, the text states, “In fact, more than 25,000 Japanese Americans served in the armed forces during World War II.” This shows that most of the Japanese Americans contributed and fought for the United States, which means that the they had no intention of attacking their own country. Another article was from in which Susumu Satow said “ My priority was to try to show the American people that we are just as loyal as anybody else. We need to prove our loyalty because the reason why we're in camp is because the American public says that we are enemy aliens.We’re loyal to Japan and so forth. And that perceptions got to be changed.” This quote was a very key detail to the Internment camps of Japanese-Americans because he is showing how American citizens were judging Japanese and calling them “ enemy aliens” when all they are trying to prove is that they are