DescriptionThis letter, from Bridgeton Mayor Bertram F. Aitken to C.F. Seabrook, discusses why town officials preferred relocated Japanese Americans to “the undesirable southern Negro labor.” Racist stereotypes - the laziness of black workers, the docility of Asian Americans - surrounded the relocation of Japanese Americans and cast them simultaneously as both “model minorities” and alleged security threats.
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