The Fight for Reparations in the Japanese and African American Communities
Japanese Americans filed continuous legal action against the …show more content…
Once Congress established the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, public debate started on the possibility of reparations for Japanese Americans because the American media provided the public with information on the injustices suffered by Japanese American during World War II. Now that the public is aware of the injustices, many other joined the Japanese in requesting that the United States government provide reparations for past injustices. Now that the Japanese American community had support from other organizations due to public awareness, the United States Government took political action to correct the injustices suffered by Japanese Americans. (The Children of the Camps Project., 1999).
Legal actions in the African American community sought reparations from the federal government, but also damages from major corporations that profited from slavery. African Americans filed continual legal actions against the United States Government and major corporations in the United States asking for monetary damages for African Americans for the