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The military history of Asian Americans has been characterized by institutional racism, including segregation, fewer opportunities for promotion, less recognition for distinguished service, and less financial compensation than their White counterparts. It is further the case that the distinctive military history of Asian Americans has been largely under-recognized until the late 20th century. In the wake of the civil rights era, efforts have been made to both recognize and properly compensate Asian Americans for their service and to make reparations for the mistreatment of Japanese Americans during wartime. Despite reductions in institutional racism, accounts of racial bullying have emerged since the Vietnam War era.

The role of Asian Americans in the military has become the subject of increasing importance since 2010, due to both dramatically increased ...

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