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Japanese Relocation

Japanese Relocation - “their parents American Citizens...

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Vanessa Reapor Ethnic Studies 244, Section 02 April 14, 2010 WRA, “Japanese Relocation” Scene: 6:19-8:10 Objective Details: This scene describes the arrival of the Japanese people and what was to become of them in the relocation camps, a land of opportunity. For instance, Japanese nurses and physicians were on site to help tend to the sick, as well as for precautionary purposes. Advanced Americanization Classes were also developed for the continuous education of the Japanese children. The narrator also mentions that although the Army guarded the outer limits of the relocations camps, “community life and security within were largely up to the Japanese.” “Special emphasis was put on the health and care of the Japanese children,” and thus Child Centers were created. While children were at day care,
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Unformatted text preview: “their parents, American Citizens, and grandparents who were aliens” were put to work. Analysis and Interpretation: This propaganda is told in third person, and is narrated only by a white male. However, this advertisement does not account for the personal feelings and emotions of the Japanese. The narrator views the relocation camps as a land of opportunity, a famous depiction of America, but this motto is misleading in relation to the Japanese because they had no other options to reside in the relocation camps. However, relocation camps provided opportunity for the Japanese women to work and gain independence. All in all, this scene sugar coats and merely skims the discrimination and racism the people of Japanese decent experienced....
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