The best way to describe how vile, racist, and hateful the propaganda against the Japanese during WWII was is to show you some, which I have been able to dig up. After watching these films and seeing these posters... ask yourself these questions
1) How does this remind you of what is said of Moslem and Arab Americans today?
(Hint to get you going...- "slanty eyed devils" <>"towel heads")
2) Why do we do this?
3) What can we do about it?
Be warned, this is pretty strong stuff... but then, so is a lot of what I hear on the street and see on [other] blogs about the M/A-Americans!
Posters found at http://bss.sfsu.edu/internment/posters.html
I think you get the idea. For more on how racist and vile our propaganda against our enemies has been, check out this blog: http://warpropaganda.wordpress.com/
Not that they were any nicer, but we pretend to be the land of the free... but Japanese Americans weren't very free during WWII, and one could well argue that those of the Moslem faith or of Middle Eastern Extraction (or anyone who searches for certain keywords online or books at the library) isn't so free today.