The Politics of Racism

The Uprooting of Japanese Canadians During the Second World War

by Ann Gomer Sunahara

The Politics of Racism shows how easily Canadians allowed themselves to be manipulated by a political process that used fear and war hysteria in a very cynical and calculated way.

The Politics of Racism is the first book to fully document the politics behind the 1942 expulsion order that saw 20,000 Japanese Canadians evicted from their homes in British Columbia and sent inland to work camps, detention centres and farms in Alberta and Manitoba.  The book details the relationship between racism and political expediency, and shows how political parties and the affairs of the nation were controlled by a small group of politicians who scapegoated minorities to hang on to power.

About the Author

ANN GOMER SUNAHARA is an Edmonton writer who has contributed articles to a number of publications on the role of Japanese Canadians in Canadian society.

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