Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Michelle Malkin has written a book defending the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Irony 1.
Michelle shows a racist WWII cartoon which reinforces Japanese stereotypes that played a role in Japanese Americans being interned in the first place (Malkin maintains that racism was not the reason Japanese Americans were interned. )

Irony 2.
Michelle (rightly) criticizes those who send her racist e-mails which make derogatory comments about her ethnicity. Some of the e-mails she has cited make comments about her appearance which are of a similar nature to the characterization of the Japanese shown in the cartoon.

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