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Unformatted text preview: Can we re-write this history not only from facts but also through stories? Can history be re-written through communities of memory? What were the interests of White Capital and White labor to pit Asian groups against each other to keep wages low? What were the consequences? What jobs remained for AA? What led to the formation of ethnic enclaves like Chinatowns? Why were these necessary? What laws, public policies reinforced racial discrimination against AA? [note the interesting case of the Armenians] What happened to the Japanese (but not Italian and German Americans] during World War II? How many Japanese interned at this time were citizens of the USA (2/3 of 120,000)? What was the idea of America that lay behind these exclusivist public policies and laws? Are AA liminal, that is, betwixt and between, today? Suchitra Samanta Page 1 3/2/2012...
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- Spring '12