Power of Words

The Power of Words is a grassroots campaign to identify, discuss and implement a plan within the organization of the Japanese American Citizens League  (JACL) to identify euphemisms and misnomers and encourage the use of more accurate terminology as it relates to the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II.

Proposed resolution: "The JACL supports the use of more accurate and appropriate terminology in describing the World War II experience of Japanese and Japanese Americans, and will work to develop educational resources for its members and others. "
Power of Words Proposal by Power of Words Committee (see Glossary)
Chapter from PhD thesis by Abbie Salyers