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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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course HUM 2514 taught by Professor Suchitrasamanta during the Spring '12 term at Virginia Tech.
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