Racism was firmly rooted in WWII America.
- Japanese-American citizens living on the West Coast were detained
- Acceptance of European Jews fleeing the Nazis was strongly resisted
- Racial discrimination against blacks and Hispanics was common
- Although American blacks served in their country’s military, their units were segregated and their duties more often than not menial
- While military operations in the Pacific War were fought on a smaller scale than in the European theater, visceral hatred of the enemy, ferocity of fighting and atrocities committed appeared to have been much greater in the Pacific