CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Civil Rights – “Outcasts! The Story of America’s Treatment of Her Japanese-American Minority”

…on May 20, 1942, said: “The Japanese community presented a group with a high potential for action against the national interest.” This statement shows the tendency of both Army and political groups incorrectly to label a group two-thirds of whom are American citizens as “Japanese,” and to refer to a racial group as a “community,” without regard for individual differences within that group. Such thinking is the…