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Endarch: Journal of Black Political Research

Abstract

The Supreme Court often combats racial discrimination, with shifting groups being targeted as the scapegoat. East Asians have encountered discrimination during the 19th and 20th century, especially with the passage of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. A Japanese American by the name of Ozawa challenged the “whiteness” notion, while another, Yasui, fought involuntary detainment. Present parallels exist towards the treatment of African Americans; discrimination poisons America’s psyche.

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