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  •  If such a film was made (6+ / 0-)

    One point would be essential: to cover the de facto legal segregation of Japanese in the US before the war, which was the result of The Gentleman's Agreement of 1907 between the US and Japanese governments limiting Japanese immigration to the US to avoid the inclusion of them in Exclusion Acts such as imposed on Chinese, thus conditioning Japanese-Americans to accept compliance with discrimination.

    Ironically, the same war that prompted internment of Japanese also produced cracks in the wall of Asian and Hispanic exclusion laws as the US allied with China.

    And it would ultimately be the case of a Mexican-American asserting rights (Perez v. Sharp) that caused the Chinese Exclusion laws to be over-turned.

    All of which will be covered in a diary series I'm drafting.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 05:47:41 PM PST

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