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Discrimination

Arrest For Pasting "Fire-the-Jap" Labels (June 2, 1909)

The Seattle Daily Times, June 2, 1909, p. 10
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Japanese Protest on Market Allotments (November 9, 1915)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 9, 1915, p. 14
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Kent Residents Don't Want Any Japs 'Ever' to Return to Valley. Posters Tacked Up by Mayor, Business Men (November 9, 1943)

The Seattle Daily Times, November 9, 1943, pp. 1, 4
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Yellow Peril' Enters Chicago School Rooms. Division of Opinion Arises Among Board Members on Question of Admitting Adult Celestials. (August 30, 1910)

The Seattle Daily Times, August 30, 1910, p. 9
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Town Bars Japanese (February 24, 1911)

The Seattle Daily Times, February 24, 1911, p. 10
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Stereotypes

Race Mingling Not Solution, Says Dr. Starr. Japanese of Pacific Coast Should Not Be Made Over Into Americans, Asserts Chicago Anthropologist. (January 3, 1917)

The Seattle Daily Times, January 3, 1917, p. 7
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"Careless Matches Aid the Axis - Prevent Forest Fires!"


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Military publication: "Pocket Guide to China"

Government publication used to train soldiers stationed in China. Uses many stereotypical references and drawings about Chinese people and culture. Also includes a section on Japanese people titled: "How to Spot a Jap" (see pages 69-79).
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Brochure proposal from Asians on the Alert

Proposed content for a brochure directed at advertising agencies and the media. Outlines the various stereotypes about Asian Americans and calls upon the media to resist perpetuating them. Proposal put out by a group called Asians on the Alert.
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Part IV. Collective adjustments to the relocation center, chapter I: social structure of the community

Description of camp social structures including "Caucasian-Japanese relations" highlighting tension and hostility by three groups that most directly involve Japanese Americans and the incarceration: The War Relocation Authority (WRA), the US Army and the American public. Using case - studies, the manuscript examines these relationships and discusses the circumstances of …
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