Week of 9/24
Specialized High School Admissions Test is Racially Discriminatory,
The current public high school
How were Asians perceived in the early history of the United States?
Asian American history begins with the European imagination and
construction of Asians and Asia
Born in Jerusalem, Palestine to a Lebanese mother and
American Revolutionary: Grace Lee Boggs
Who were the major ideological influences for Grace Lee Boggs?
Grace Lee Boggs was a very big activist in the Black Power movement.
She was influenced philosophically by Kant, Hegel, and even Marx. Martin Luther
Effects of Food in Japanese Internment Camps
In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor that marked the beginning of World War II,
approximately 120,000 people of Japanese heritage were forcibly evacuated from the west coast and
placed into one of ten hast
Third World Decolonization: Although the decolonized countries were seemingly
independent, U.S. policy makers believed that these countries only purpose was
to provide raw materials, investment opportunities, markets and cheap labor to
complement the indu
Start of Final Exam
Guiding Question: How did World War II impact Japanese Americans in the
Leading up to World War II
Allied (Great Britain, France, Soviet Union, China) vs. Axis Powers
(Germany and Italy)
U.S. sent non-military support
Week 6 Korean immigrants
Choson Dynasty (1392-1910)
Japanese invasion (1592)
First Sino-Japanese War(1894-1895) , Japanese Military occupation
Then Japan declared Korean as its protectorate. de
How WW2 influenced Japanese American?
leading up to WW2:
allied(UK, France, SU, China) vs Axis power (Germany and Italy)
Pearl Harbor, anti-J
e.g December 22, 1941, "How to tell Japs from the Chinese" in aspects of physical appearance
a. Vietnamese are the "collateral damage" in the war against black urban power; "unintentional
killing", but no such thing
b. SA are depicted as the "deserving poor", whereas Blacks are depicted as the "underclass" c.
Chinese American during WW2
Became US's "friends"
raised money for war relief
move to defense industry jobs
Service in WW2: employment in defense
purchased or lease lands seized from JA: alien Land Laws suspended because "
11.3 model minority
What historical factors led to the rise of public image of model minority?
Cold war celebration of Asians in U.S.?
US wants to be the global leader of democracy and defeat communism in Asia
then celebrate racial diversity
The liberal p
Black power movement
a. geographic shift: Northern cities following civil rights victories in Jim Crow South
b. Political shift: from civil rights nonviolence to community control
US is fundamentally oppressive nation
e.g. black panther
discussion: was the murder of Vincent Chin racially motivated?
role of automobile industry? globalization?
Did media blow up events or at this best time?
Who killed Vincent Chin?
Socio-economic factors of LA's Civil Unrest
Japan occupied during WW2
Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam Independence League: V (1941), declared independence 1945
Geneva Agreement 1954: north to V and South to State of V
containment Doctrine and Postwar
British Empire in India1600-1947
1600-1750 British East India Company
Trade-embed themselves in economic institution
1750-1798 Seize power through army
1789-1858 Territorial conquest: Anglo-Sikh Wars(1845-46,1848-49) lead to
Primary Document Analysis Assignment
The recurring cycle of foreign Asian races in America became almost too customary as
preceding races set prototypes that automatically stereotyped other Asiatic immigrants that
followed. The Japanese were one of these