Double VictoryMexican-American & Asian-American During World War II
Mexican-American During World War II
Mexican-Americans were among the many American citizens who joined the ranks of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps as volunteers. They did not only serverd in combat but they also served on the home front as civilians.
Asian-American During Wold War II
It has been proximately between 12,000 and 20,000 Chinese American men, representing up to 22% of the men in their portion of the U.S. population, served during World War II. 40% of the men were not citizens and unlike Japanese and Filipino Americans, 75% served in non-segregated units.
4 Similarities Between Mexican-American And Asian-American During Word War II
Being Mexican American meant being perceived as someone who was not loyal enough to be a full citizen much as the Japanese.
Mexican American and Asian American saw almost no advances with gaining greater equality with white Americans during this time.
They were equally subject to the draft.
They were paid low wages for their physical labor.
3 Differences Between Mexican American And Asian American During World War II
Despite the challenges faced Mexican-American forged new identities and communities for themselves.
During WWII, Mexican Americans were discriminated against not involving themselves with others because of their race, while Asian American weren't allow to have their families with them.
Mexican American created their own style and their own language, mean while Asian American were only used when the US thought they were useful for their own purpose than try to kick then out of the US.
Treatment of Asian Americans During WWII
Japaneses were incarcerated for more than two years without being convicted or accused. They suffered discrimination.
Asian Americans needed to prove their loyalty which meant they had to turn a blind eye on the wartime incarcerations.
Asian American's Contribution to WWII
They have fought and served on behalf of the United States since the War of 1812.
Asian Americans service fell into obscurity until World War II when significant contributions by Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Korean Americans were documented.
Asian Americans served in integrated armed forces.
SLOGAN:" WHY MUST WE PROVE OUR LOYALTY FOR SOMETHING WE DIDN'T DO"
TREATMENT OF MEXICAN AMERICANS DURING WWII
During WWII, Mexican Americans were discriminated mostly everyday that they spend near someone one that is a different race than themselves.
Mexican American started to create their their own life whether they are discriminated by others, they would try to move on and also try to stand up to the ones that are oppressing them.
MEXICAN AMERICANS' CONTRIBUTIONS TO WWII
Mexican American served in all elements of the American armed forces in the war.
Mexican Americans served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, out of a total of 12,000,000, constituting 2.3% to 4.7% of the U.S. Armed Forces.
SLOGAN: "NO ONE IS DIFFERENT, WE'RE ALL HUMANS"
(Noemi) I think it's sad that they were treated in an unfair way just because some people of their race did a bad thing. It's not like they wanted those thing to happen.
(Marilin) Well I think that Mexican American went through a lot of discrimination in the time of war and even before the war started. They weren't getting much credit as the White American. They hardly get any credit that would benefit them to stop the discrimination that was happening.