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Facilitating Injustice – The Complicity of Social Workers in the Forced Removal and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1946 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Facilitating Injustice: The Complicity of Social Workers in the Forced Removal and Incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1941-1946

Yoosun Park

Abstract

Social workers were involved in all aspects of the removal, incarceration, and resettlement of the Nikkei, a history that has been forgotten by social work. This study is an effort to address this lacuna. Social work equivocated. While it did not fully endorse mass removal and incarceration, neither did it protest, oppose, or explicitly critique government actions. The past should not be judged by today’s standards; the actions and motivations described here occurred in a period rife with fear and propaganda. Undergoing a major shift from its private charity roots into its public sector future ... More

Keywords: social work, World War II, Japanese-American, incarceration, racism, professional ethics, immigration, citizenship, xenophobia, internment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199765058
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199765058.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yoosun Park, author
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Smith College