Asian Americans and African Americans By: Dion Huang & Raymond Zeng


Most Japanese Americans faced violence and discrimination during the war. They were seen as spies working for Japan and were forced to move into internment camps. The internment camps were barley habitable and were poorly maintained.

Many Japanese Americans responded to this by volunteering to fight in the war to prove their loyalty to the United States.

Japanese Americans contribution to the war was fighting in it on the side of the Allies and also working with the U.S to translate many things from radio messages and to written documents.

Slogan: Fight for Rights!

African Americans were treated poorly even before the war. They have been exploited and abused for years. They faced a lot of discrimination and racism before and during the war. During the war African American men who served were relegated to segregated combat support groups. African American men and women were treated similar in the Armed Forces, both being placed in segregated units, living in segregated housing, eating in segregated tables, and having segregated training.

African Americans responded by fighting also, they hoped by fighting in the war and proving themselves they could gain back their rights. They pushed through the racism and discrimination and prove that they were capable people and equal.

In the beginning of the war African Americans were only assigned to non-combat units, but as the war proceeded troop losses forced the military to begin placing African American troops.

African Americans contribution to the war was huge. Not only men but also women assisted in the war as nurses and workers. Most men were soldiers in the war and were highly praised for their efforts on the battlefield. Many African women served as nurses and African men served as foot soldiers, ,Marines, and the Air Forces. The Tuskegee Airmen was a notable group of African American men that carried out heroic feats that earned them recognition and medals.

Although African Americans were discriminated and oppressed, they still supported the nation. We should acknowledge the hardships and suffering of every African American man and woman who was involved in World War 2.

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.