Responses of non-Japanese Americans

The reactions of non-Japanese friends, neighbors and classmates were mixed. Some turned their heads and refused to recognize their former friends. Others believed the government propaganda and became outright hostile. Still others helped their Japanese American neighbors by storing belongings and driving them to the places where they were to be picked up. Perhaps only a handful of people understood the true implications of the course of events.

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Responses of non-Japanese Americans (146)

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Asian American response to incarceration, Jewish response to incarceration

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Sign on a barbershop door in Parker, Arizona,
img Sign on a barbershop door in Parker, Arizona, "Japs keep out you rats" (ddr-csujad-7-2)
Barbershop in Parker, Arizona, with sign "Japs keep out your rats." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f02
G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington (ddr-csujad-7-14)
img G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington (ddr-csujad-7-14)
G.S. Hantf, a barber in Kent, Washington, who opposed the return of the incarcerees to their homes after the war, March 2, 1944. Photo shows him pointing to a sign "We don't want any Japs back here -- ever!" See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: HMLSC_JA_f14
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