...or a good thing.
You see, that was the crux of the matter during that period in our country's history. The majority wanted Asians to disappear from the landscape. They started with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, then got brave even before WWII started, threw away the Constitution, and put us Japanese Americans into concentration camps not long after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor without being charged with any crime. Our crime was our resemblance to the enemy, but many of us were American citizens by birth. We knew it was racial bigotry, because German Americans and Italian Americans were not treated the same. It was the failure of American leadership and many Americans and their bigotry. There was one governor who invited the Japanese Americans to come to his State of Colorado. Ralph Carr (the only governor) understood and Constitution, and invited the Japanese to come to his state, and many did, including my wife's family. We spent over three years at Tule Lake Internment Camp in Northern California, and lived in tar-papered barracks that provided no shelter from the cold and heat. Every family, no matter what the size, was allowed one room 15x20 feet. Since the walls did not go up to the ceiling, nobody had any privacy.
It wasn't Stalag, but our camp was surrounded by barbed wire fence and armed sentry towers. One man got too close to the fence, and when the guard told him to move away, the man didn't understand English, and was shot dead. That soldier's penalty was $1 dollar for misuse of military equipment.