The United States And Japanese Internment Camps Essay

1064 Words Jan 29th, 2016 5 Pages
The United States is usually known for their accomplishments in technology medicine etc. But one situation that the United States was involved which was considered a grave mistake were the Japanese internment camps. These were the camps that the Japanese or people thought to be Japanese were put into after the bombing of pearl harbor by the Japanese. After this the Japanese were considered the enemy and a threat to the United States simply for being Japanese or looking like one. Now we look back on the time of World War 2 and we can only imagine how these innocent people must have felt to be categorized as the enemy and treated like criminals. In the book Farewell to Manzanar , in the article “Resistance to Syrian Refugees Calls to Mind Painful Past for Japanese American”, and the movie American Pastime, are trying to state the pain and suffering they went through in the internment camps for being Japanese. When the bombing of pearl harbor happened many families from Japan or from Japanese descendants were put into camps and went through a lot of pain,loneliness, suffering. As Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston stated in the book Farewell to Manzanar “ When your mother and your father are having a fight, do you want them to kill each other? Or do you want them to stop fighting.” These words are trying to explain that fighting is never solves anything because it will always end in chaos so we 're better of not starting any fights. It also trying to say that…

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