YMMV / Allegiance

     Star Wars Novel 

     Broadway Musical 
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: Lampshaded in many reviews. On paper, a musical about WWII and the internment of Japanese-Americans would sound like a terrible premise, but it works.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The WWII-era bigotry and discrimination against Japanese-Americans was wrong, and Japanese-Americans were still Americans nonetheless. Overlaps with Values Resonance as well, since around the same time the play premiered, bigotry against American Muslims hit a level unsurpassed since the September 11th attacks, as many politicians seriously proposed cataloging or interning American Muslims as well as Middle Eastern Americans.
    • It doesn't help that a lot of people LITERALLY invoked the Japanese-American camps as a good idea to handle Muslims, despite almost everyone considering the camps such a shameful part of American history that it isn't even mentioned in most schools.
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