The University of British Columbia expelled all of the Japanese Canadian students. (Joy, pp. 54-55) On February 26, 1942, the British Columbia Security Commission (BCSC) created an order-in-council and said to expel the entire Japanese race from the protected zone. It took about a year to remove all of the Japanese. The BCSC sent the Japanese Canadians into small barns in
The war started when the American Indians became bitter about the settler’s encroachment on their land. Many grievances were also left unresolved from shady fur trades. A group of Yamasee Indians attacked and killed 90 white traders and their families (April 15, 1715).1 In early 1715, a confederation was formed consisting of Yamasee Indians and several other tribes. This confederation struck white settlements all over South Carolina. Many hundreds of settlers were killed while their homes were burned and their livestock destroyed.
Nanjing, China When the Japanese invaded China, they looted, raped, killed the Chinese civilians of Nanjing, even after they had surrendered to Japan. This became known as the Rape of Nanjing since 20,000 women were raped and murdered, and another 300,000 had been murdered. Among these helpless victims, there were children no older than seven, and elderly woman as old as in the seventies. The significance of this was that the Chinese had many years of frustration, anger, and hatred now felt towards the Japanese who referred to the Chinese as subhuman. It also is significant because of the mass number of civilians murdered and raped AFTER they had already surrendered.
One officer, Captain Silas Soule refused to follow Chivington's order and told his men to hold fire. Other soldiers in Chivington's force, however, immediately attacked the village. Disregarding both the American flag and a white flag that was run up shortly after the soldiers commenced firing, Chivington's soldiers massacred the majority of its mostly-unarmed inhabitants. An estimated 150 Indians were killed and mutilated, mostly women, children, and elderly men. In testimony before a Congressional committee investigating the massacre, Chivington reported that as many as 500-600 Indian warriors were killed.” One source from the Cheyenne said that about 53 men and 110 women and children were killed.
The killing of unarmed civilians is considered an extreme war crime in today’s world. According the American military of the nineteenth century, it was a legitimate tactic. One hundred and fifty Indians, including women and children, were murdered at Sand Creek by John Chivington and his men. At the “battle” of Wounded Knee, three hundred Indians were killed by the U.S. military. A counterpoint would be the massacre on the Bozeman trail, which left eighty American soldiers slain.
The Chinese immigrants were denied citizenship and no more immigrants from China could come to the United States. Also due to the imperialism, Native Americans were forced to move to settlements. But a lot of these Indians tried to run away and this resulted in a lot of deaths. In1890(Wounded Knee Massacre) the US 7th cavalry opened fire on a group of disarmed Lakota Sioux which killed more than 150 of them. The 20 soldiers involved received Congressional Medals of honors for murdering innocent Indians.
The Khmer Rouge killed basically killed everyone that was intelligent so that no one would over power them. The common people that were not killed were all gathered together and had a living arrangement. Pol Pot abused his power to oppress the people and gain more power. Throughout the four years about two million Cambodians died
To make the situation even worse for the Chinese, California amended its constitution in the late 1870s, which restricted Chinese immigrants from citizenship; in-turn prohibiting anyone from hiring them legally. The discrimination and resentment of Chinese immigrants swelled up and continued throughout the nineteenth century, ultimately leading to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which limited the number of Chinese immigrants to only 105 per year. The Chinese population in California faced strict housing laws which forced them to live in segregated neighborhoods. Because of the heavy discrimination against Chinese, the men who worked on the railroad moved eastward into Louisiana
From the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the indigenous Australians have been excluded from society and violently persecuted because of their race (Stillwell & Argyrous, 2003). During the Gold Rush the Chinese were massacred and persecuted for years, resulting in the introduction of a blanket ban on “coloured” immigrants named the “White Australia Policy” in 1901 (Stillwell & Argyrous, 2003). The “Stolen Generations” of 1869 – 1969 were the result of government policies allowing the forcible removal of Aboriginal children from their families
Racial tensions and economic instability were the cause of rioting in Vancouver. In 1907 the Asiatic Exclusion League, an all-white labor union group, protested for the exclusion of all non-Caucasian people from the labor force. They blamed bankruptcy and unemployment on an influx of recent immigration. Their protests escalated into a riot when members of the League stormed through Vancouver’s Chinese and Japanese communities, shattering windows and damaging businesses. Japanese-Canadian faced much xenophobia, racism, and discrimination during WW2.