cicerone imposter wrote:
You must prove my ignorance; just blurting out absurdities doesn't cut it.
I still meet many white Americans who still haven't heard about the experience of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and I'm talking about "older" Americans.
Well, I can't say the inverse (I still meet Japanese Americans who still haven't heard about the experience of white Americans during WWII, and I'm talking about "older" Americans). That's because Japanese Americans are so few in number outside of the west coast, most people do not know they exist. And those "older Americans" were likely children when the Japanese Americans were interred in WWII. Or, they were overseas fighting the war. Or, they were busy reading the headlines about the number of casualities overseas.
Shouldn't you be realistic in admitting that if many Americans back in the 1940's had little concern for the Jews in Europe, then many Americans also might have had little concern for the Japanese Americans on the west coast?
Many Americans today, in my opinion, do not even think of the Japanese Americans, since they are just one shade of the Asian Americans that they may have heard are now becoming a larger and larger presence on college campuses. "White Americans" are actually a conglomeration of all the different European countries, but we do not hear about anything other than "white Americans." Get it? White is white, as a synonym for all the European countries, and Asian is Asian, as a synonym for all the Asian countries.
And, if the truth be known, based on my Ashkenazi (Czarist Russian) background, I am Asian. However, people think of Ashkenazi Jews as white (perhaps, whitish?). And, as I have said before, Asians are being assimilated into this country at warp speed, based on the intermarriage of Asians and white Americans (mostly). Come back in 200 years, and you might find very few Asians in this country, but a lot of kids that do their homework, based on a family dynamic started generations ago by some "tiger great great great grandmother."