What if we didn't put Japanese-Americans in internment camps?

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    This came up over dinner...what if, during WW2, we didn't put them in camps...would they have been the victims of mob mentality?

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    maybe
     
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    Do you honestly just sit there and think up scenarios where you think Americans would act deplorably? Are we disappointing you with our humanity at this time, and there's nothing bad enough to ponder?
     
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    From some people, I'm sure they would have been. We were at war with Japan, among others. Others would not have that mentality I'm sure.

    My great aunt had a Japanese friend in her dorm. She was at the movies when they heard about Pearl Harbor, after she got back to her dorm, the Japanese girl was gone, all her stuff moved out, in that short little time they had been at the movies. She never spoke to her again.
     
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    I would have been real nice to all of them, Ravi.
     
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    I dunno, but that lip plumper ad at the top is cracking me up.
     
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    Good question, Ravi. The internment of Japanese Americans is one of those things from the WWII era that we need to reflect on. And give pause. And hope that people give support or rally against something based on more than irrational fears, wishes or group think mentality. Some people think that the Holocaust never happened, either. How much effort do you go through to to confirm your views, or are you just as guilty as aligning with whatever cause you see fit because you like that brand of mob mentality group-think? I have read your posts on the Immigration board, and it isn't much better than the same lynch mob mentality that put Japanese in camps or ignores the holocaust. But, whatever turns yer crank. Blindly supporting something isn't much better than blindly apposing something, either.
     
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    heh, for once I agree with you.
     
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    I don't understand what you're trying to say. I think that we understandably, if regrettably, treated these people badly. But the silver lining is that they were possibly protected from something worse. If we had treated them like the Germans treated the Jews I wouldn't have posed the question.
     
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    That's a disturbing story.
     

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