Is the internment of immigrant children consistent with American values?

Short essay - 500 words

 

Instructions

Author an argumentative essay to analyze family separation in When the Emperor was Divine and one additional primary source to answer the question: Is the internment of immigrant children consistent with American values?

Steps

Please select one theme (or identify your own):

  • Citizenship

  • Otherness

  • Migration and movement of bodies

  • Education and assimilation

  • Deserving/undeserving “poor”

  • Physical detention and incarceration

  • Economics and Labor

  • Intersectionality (race, class, gender, sexuality, geography)

  • Youth

 

Next, trace this theme through Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor was Divine and one primary source (scroll down) from categories below:

  • Black American enslavement and separation

  • First Nation boarding schools

  • Current imprisonment and family separation

  • Current immigrant family separation

 

Black American enslavement and separation
First Nations "Boarding Schools"
Japanese American Internment
Current Imprisonment and Family Separation
Current Immigrant Family Separation

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