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The Story of a Korean Farmer in an Anti-Asian America

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Nigel Rothfels

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16-4-2021 12:00 AM

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For this paper I would like to explore that racism and the racist culture in America during the time of World War Two to the Asian-American group. I want to find more out about the Japanese Internment camps and how that was able to happen in America. I would like to also look at how an individual life was affected by the racist culture in America. I am going to be using the autobiography of Mary Paik Lee. She has a chapter on her life during World War Two and how people were outright rude to her because they didn’t know one Asian culture to the next and therefore blamed all Asian-Americans for the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I am going to use newspapers and letters from that time to see what the culture was like in America. I hope that this work will shed light on the time when this country was once again racist to another minority group and how that is still happening today. I would also like to write about the perspective that Lee had during this time because it is important to share history from a person alive during the time, not just a textbook.

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Apr 16th, 12:00 AM

The Story of a Korean Farmer in an Anti-Asian America

For this paper I would like to explore that racism and the racist culture in America during the time of World War Two to the Asian-American group. I want to find more out about the Japanese Internment camps and how that was able to happen in America. I would like to also look at how an individual life was affected by the racist culture in America. I am going to be using the autobiography of Mary Paik Lee. She has a chapter on her life during World War Two and how people were outright rude to her because they didn’t know one Asian culture to the next and therefore blamed all Asian-Americans for the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I am going to use newspapers and letters from that time to see what the culture was like in America. I hope that this work will shed light on the time when this country was once again racist to another minority group and how that is still happening today. I would also like to write about the perspective that Lee had during this time because it is important to share history from a person alive during the time, not just a textbook.