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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

What is the similarity between Plessy v. ferguson and Korematsu v. United States?

Please help. Thank you.


Please give me a list of things or your opinions.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Both used race for marginalization. But used institutional discrimination from perceived fear of the dominate group.

    Plessy it was blacks and segregation of transportation

    Korematsu it was Japanese placed in interment camps.

    Both races are considered colonized groups. According to Blauner Theory people of colonized groups will experience longer periods of discrimination.

    Colonized groups come from the need of subsistence technology. Meaning how a society provides resources like food water shelter. The dominate group had the resources, and if they needed more resources to provide more subsistence technology, then marginalization will occur to justify taking resources from the minority groups (need for land, labor, materials).

    You know the history of African Americans

    . The Japanese were marginalized way before Pearl Harbor. They called them 'the yellow peril'. Whites (dominate group) mistrusted them and so very few got experience a large influx of immigration in the 18th century. They mistrusted the Japanese for perceived fear of taking of subsistence technology. Pearl Harbor exceeded the marginalization of perceived fear of taking of future resources. Same with African Americans, after civil war the majority group felt perceived fear by taking of their subsistence technology, which is jobs that provide the resources.

    Source(s): Degrees in: Social Behavioral Science, Humanities English Lit Major Ssci316 race and racism
  • 8 years ago

    OK, well Plessy allowed for the segregation of blacks and Korematsu upheld the constitutionality of putting Japanese Americans into internment camps... thus both had to do with some sort of segregation and a stifling of human rights.

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