Legalized racial discrimination
Other Names: Active judicial prejudice regarding race
Prejudicial treatment by the law of racial minorities
Incidence: During the Second World War, nationals and non-nationals alike of certain racial origin were the subject of legal discrimination on the basis of being a security risk. For example, American people of Japanese descent were moved into camps after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour. Similar treatment occurred with Germans and Japanese in Australia, where German towns were also given new anglicised names, some of which persisted after the war.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 05.03.1997 – 00:00 CET