I’m working on a sociology question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
B. This link demonstrates how scientific racism was in vogue during the mid 1900’s. Link Scroll down to the section: The ‘Good Asians’ and look at Figure 1 and 2. The images that you see are from one of the most widely read of magazines during this era. See: “How to Tell Japs From the Chinese,” Life, December 23, 1941, 81-82.
Share your thoughts. Here are some directions to go in:
*How does what you explored relate back to ideas on the social construction of race in earlier chapters?
*How do these images relate specifically to what we are reading this week?
*On page 293 of the textbook, the author states that “in the wake of the stigmatizing of Arab and Muslim Americans after 9/11, singling out people of Japanese descent almost 70 years ago takes on new meaning.” Discuss this comment. What were the effects of Japanese-American internment in the U.S. during WWII, both on those who were interned and on the general public? Does it make sense to compare these events of 70 years ago to more recent forms of discrimination, islamaphobia (p.249) in particular? Also, the recent anti-Asian racism and violence. See Dr. Lee’s commentary on this: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/03/to-address-anti-asian-racism-and-violence-we-need-action-opinion.html