Perspective 3: Many people wanted Japanese Internment because it benefits them not only politically but economically.
What the author is saying here that there are many people including the military leaning on the United States and getting them to intern the Japanese. The weight is so significant that America is about to fall over. They finally did when Roosevelt wrote executive order 9066
According to History.com "the Roosevelt administration was pressured to remove persons of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast by farmers seeking to eliminate Japanese competition, a public fearing sabotage, politicians hoping to gain by standing against an unpopular group, and military authorities." Because of all the political pressure that was created the Roosevelt campaign decided it would be best for him to intern the Japanese.
Relation to the book
In the book Out of my Mind people stereotyped Melody for their own personal game just like people did to Japanese Americans. Two girls in Melody's grade were incredibly cruel to her partly because they feared that she would be better then them on the quiz team. Many Americans were cruel and interned the Japanese because they wanted to be more successful and take away the Japanese Americans success for themselves. Also, the Roosevelt campaign agreed because of military pressure and pressure from citizens and he just wanted to hold office. It helps one realize that when it comes to stereotypes and perspectives its not all black and white. Not everybody wants the same thing for the same reason. Just like both medias in this presentation.
In both situations people are coming under stereotypes because of their appearance. Like people thinking Melody is truly stupid people believed that Japanese Americans were truly dangerous. Like people believed that Melody was smart and not a vegetable people believed Japanese internment was wrong. Like people tried to intern Japanese for their own personal gains people talked down to melody just for their own personal gains.
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Executive Order 9066, February 19, 1942; General Records of the Unites States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives
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