The Asian Americans during World War 2
In the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed the Pearl Harbor and caused the Japanese citizens in the US to be seen as a threat to Americans, which made their lives more difficult.
The Japanese were then seen as outcasts and were heavily discriminated. The Japanese lost the people's trust and the Americans made it clear that the Japanese had no place in the country.
2 months after the bombing, President Roosevelt ordered to relocate the Japanese Americans to internment camps. More than 120,00 Japanese were banished from their homes by the end of 1942.
The Japanese evacuees tried to live normal lives inside the interment camps. They created a school system for children in nursery school to high school. The Japanese tried to function like a typical community.
As the war progressed, Japanese immigrants who were born in the US either volunteered or were drafted to serve in the United States military.
"We stand by you, not against you"
We appreciate how the Japanese Americans still tried to live a normal life in the internment camps even though they struggled a lot.
Women during World War 2
Stereotypically, women have always been known as stay at home mothers. However, women always worked outside, but was never acknowledged. During the World War 2, British women took on jobs that were considered difficult.
Since women were not in combat, most of them worked in factories. Causing an increasing number of women workers in factories from 20 to 30 percent in 1940-1944.
In 1944, men and women were paid unfairly. Although, both were skilled, men earned $54.65 weekly compared to women who earned only $31.21.
When the war ended, many women wanted to keep their jobs. However, they were not able to do so because they were forced by men to stay home.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist who wrote the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, which accelerated the abolishment of slavery in the United States. This contributed to the cause of the World War 2.
- Both women and Japanese Americans weren't treated equally
- People made them feel as if they aren't as needed
- They were led to believe that they didn't deserve certain rights
- Both faced discrimination by the society they had to live in
- The Japanese Americans were sent to interment camps while women worked in the factory.
- During the World War 2, women were needed to provide for the war, unlike the Japanese Americans who faced discrimination.
- The Asian Americans were ranked lower than Women in terms of social class.
"We keep the factories working while men are fighting."
Opinions and Analysis
Although women in the World War 2 struggled, it is inspiring that they still fought to keep their jobs and their beliefs in order to prove that being a woman doesn't mean that they should be looked at differently.