Throughout history, a number of different factors contributed to the racial tensions between whites and Hispanic Americans. During World War II, distrust stemming from differences in culture and race led to the imprisonment of Japanese Americans and ill treatment of foreign individuals in the form of segregation and job discrimination. Toward the end of World War II, a surge of patriotism was felt by white Americans, which coincided with an increased fear of Mexican children becoming juvenile delinquents as a result of their believed inability to conform to American ...

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