Presentation on theme: "Good Morning!!! 1.NVC 2.Finish Japanese Internment 3.Other minorities affected by WWII 4.Navajo Codetalkers Essential Question: How were minority groups."— Presentation transcript:
Good Morning!!! 1.NVC 2.Finish Japanese Internment 3.Other minorities affected by WWII 4.Navajo Codetalkers Essential Question: How were minority groups affected by WWII?
Japanese-Americans Executive Order 9066 – Interment of enemy aliens aka ALL Japanese- Americans – Why did the USA intern Japanese Americans? Do you find this reason convincing? Korematsu v. United States: Supreme court says internment is okay – the ugly abyss of racismJustice Murphy
African-Americans Tuskegee Airmen first black Air Corps unit – Combating discrimination in the military Double V campaign: Victory over Fascism in Europe, Victory over racism in America – Combating discrimination at home Blacks still discriminated against on both fronts
Mexican-Americans New opportunities to serve in the military – Why fight for America when you have not been treated as an American? New job opportunities – High-paying industrial jobs – Bracero farm workers Discrimination – Segregated barrios – Zoot Suit Riots: organized beatings of Mex-Americans
Jewish-Americans Holocaust: German genocide of Jews in Europe – U.S. does nothing due to discrimination, and even sends Jews back to Europe Jewish-Americans urge government to help – War Refugee Board: relocates Jews to Africa and Europe, not America