Slogan: Spies V.S. Fighters
Japanese Americans : How were they treated and how did they respond to such treatment?
Japanese Americans were treated like spies and spies who did not deserve to be part of the United States, but they still resisted throughout WW2. Most of the Japanese Americans that lived in the U.S. were relocated into internment camps in the 1940s. Many Japanese Americans volunteered for the army to prove their loyalty to the United States.
Japanese Americans: Did they contribute anything to the cause of WW2?
Many Japanese Americans trained as interpreters and translators during the war. They used their home language, Japanese to intercept radio messages and even translated it as well as many documents.
Slogan: "SEGREGATED BUT DOESN'T MATTER"
African Americans: How were they treated and how did they respond to such treatment?
African Americans were exploited and segregated from everybody else. During the war time, African Americans showed their courage throughout the war and their ability to handle weapons on land, sea, or in the air. Many African Americans resisted the discrimination in the army and ignored it, but also trying to gain their rights back and show their support in the war.
African Americans: Did they contribute anything to the cause of WW2?
African Americans were in fact the majority of the army. Many African Americans served in combats and support units in every branch of the military. During the war, there was about 56 black nurses and 167,000 African American men served in the Air Forces.
About 1 million African Americans registered and served for the army and about a thousand died during the war.