Pride and Prejudice Loyalty is in the eye of the beholder or a rose is a rose is a Tokyo rose.
An interdisciplinary unit on the mushrooming cultural disconsonance in 1940's America. A culture creates its own image in both consious and unconsious ways. It can glorify itself and demonize "outsiders" to protect its values. However, history has taught us that a culture can be strengthened and enhanced by pluralism and an understanding of the values, customs and traditions of a variety of its members and can only be weakened by fear or misunderstanding. America of the 1940's and its various relationships with Japan and Japanese-American citizens serves as a microcosm of the cultural differences, prejudices and the similarities.