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Hannia Salazar Dr. Jeffrey Parker U.S History after 1877 TTH 1:00-2:15 PM Double Victory World War II was not just a war against fascism abroad, it was also a war against prejudice at home. Double Victory by Ronald Takaki is a collection of stories coming from people that either witnessed the war or participated in it. These groups of people consist of al kinds of different races such as: Native Americans, Mexicans- Americans, and Chinese. The stories told in Double Victory talk about the different treatment each group had to go through during the war. These groups were all discriminated in different ways by white Americans—which was ironic due to the fact that they were fighting a war against racism. One of the groups of the many groups of people Takaki talked about were the Native Americans. Native Americans, like any other groups, had conflicting believes on whether they should join the war or not. Mostly the older people had the question of “ Why fight the white man’s war?” (Takaki, 59), older natives still resented the whites for taking away their land. They felt like Native Americans shouldn’t have to help fight a war with their land away and mistreated them. Of course, that was only the opinion of the older natives. Whereas, the younger people felt like they needed to fight for their country because they were proud American Indians. To
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