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3.06 War at Home
Transcript of 3.06 War at Home
Class: US History
Assignment: 3.06 War at Home Emily Buell ((*)) Online News Feed Notifications
Likes Your Status: What's on your mind... Average German American Average Jewish American Average Asian American Average Hispanic American Average American Woman Average Dissenter I am now forced to live in ridicule and fear. Some of our stores have been vandalized, and one of our own was lynched in Illinois.
Un-American persecutions are being tolerated by the government and certain constitutional principles have been dismissed. Other Americans rarely treat us with respect. Orchestras refuse to play the works of our homelands composers, and German elements of everyday American life have been changed. The KKK now has anti-Semitic views and the government is doing little to intervene. Recently, I have faced discrimination in my everyday life.
We have banded together to support the war effort and formed many organizations to support the troops and raise money. Discrimination is nothing new to me. The government has limited Japanese immigration and other Americans treat us poorly. Because of WWI, it only worsened.
Now, Asian American soldiers are becoming naturalized citizens in reward for their service. I have been mistrusted and doubted by my neighbors because of the war. Puerto Ricans are now required to sign up for the draft and being sent to Europe and the Panama Canal.
Treatment is not so bad that we must live in fear.
I am thankful, for it could be worse. I have served overseas for my government, and treatment in the US is much more respectful than it once was. Many women now work regular jobs to fill in for the men at war, rather than being restricted to taking care of the house and kids.
Soon, I hope to gain the right to vote. Surely the government will now have to see than women are useful citizens of society. I have been called a “slacker” by the government and forced to register and carry out my enlistment. I have been treated without respect or esteem. Socialist, newspapers, and labor unions are now monitored closely. Whenever anyone speaks out against the war, we are shushed and told that it is necessary.
Although I feel as thought many of us have been forced to take the laws into our own hands, the government still overpowers us.