The Japanese American Wartime Incarceration: Examining the Scope of Racial Trauma

  title={The Japanese American Wartime Incarceration: Examining the Scope of Racial Trauma},
  author={Donna K Nagata and Jackie H. J. Kim and Kaidi Wu},
  journal={American Psychologist},
Ten weeks after the 1941 Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U.S. government authorized the removal of more than 110,000 Japanese American men, women, and children from their homes in Western portions of the country to incarceration camps in desolate areas of the United States. The mass incarceration was portrayed as necessary to protect the country from potential acts of espionage or sabotage that might be committed by someone of Japanese ancestry. However, an extensive… 

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