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What are the feelings over Manzanar's closing?

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Posted February 12, 2012 at 4:33 AM via web

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What are the feelings over Manzanar's closing?

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Posted February 12, 2012 at 6:32 AM (Answer #1)

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In 1944, three cases are brought before the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the camps.  The first two are dismissed, but the third, brought by 21-year-old Mitsue Endo challenges the legality of the government’s detaining loyal citizens against their will.  At this point the courts agree, and it is determined that the camps will be closed within the year. The Japanese were not excited by this news.  During their time in the camps they had lost their homes and so had nowhere to go.  Anti-Japanese sentiments were rampant throughout the county, and they knew that they would have to face many prejudiced groups and a general feeling of hate towards their culture.

 

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