On California’s west coast, in and around the year 1906, there was much bigotry toward the Chinese immigrants that lived in Chinatown. They were not wanted in “white stores”, “white schools”, or even “white towns”, and they were tormented daily because, simply, they were not like the vast majority of people that lived in that area. Most of the Chinese who lived in Chinatown were destined to wash laundry, plant gardens, and chop wood because it was nearly impossible for them to get an education higher than the eighth grade. Stacey Lee, a Chinese-American author, brings all of these cultural issues to life in her novel Outrun the Moon. Her main character, Mercy Wong, faces bigotry every day.
These issue with this mentality is that people can receive benefits from slavery and other racist actions without being directly involved in it. The railroads we used were built by the Chinese that work long hours for little pay while being denied citizenship. My bedroom, which is where I am writing this paper in, was probably forcibly taken from the hands of Natives. Virtually everything we take for granted in America was built on the blood, sweat, and tears of minority group. The faster people realize that, the faster we bring unity among social and racial
Operators were also charged for mistakes at factories (Triangle Fire). This is a social inequality to the social class because while corporations are increasing so is the working citizens hours are increasing. The working class had to work fourteen hours a day with no break and an incredibly low income. The low class were very tired and sore from being stiff in chairs for fourteen hours straight so how can they not make mistakes. They were ashamed on how they were living and being shown in front of the wealthy citizens.
However, Chinese immigrants are treated unfairly because more complex reasons. These reasons include historical problems, Chinese-American cultural differences and competitive level (include education level and English level also the specialize skills). For Chinese immigrants, they contribute a lot of America society both in the technology and economy according to the public affairs television; however, many Chinese-Americans think they are “living in the jail” with no civil rights. (Public Affairs Television, Between Two Worlds) signal phrase The conflicts is caused by the competitive. In one way, Chinese are trained to get good grade in the exam.
There are many other traps around America that deceive the immigrants because their weakness of not knowing English and the desire of getting a great life in America which lead them unpreparedly get fooled by the businessmen. These traps prevented the immigrants from leaving America, because of the significant amount of debt that they have to pay each month, which forced them to keep working and become the slave of this capitalistic society in America. Unfortunately, even they work very hard, in most of the time they will not get anything in return, such that Jurgis’s family cannot even keep the house at the of the book and many of family members’ health destroyed by the harsh working conditions in the
At the same time, they also had to repay loans to the Chinese merchants who paid their passage to America. These financial pressures left them little choice but to work for whatever wages they could. They would spend their opportunity cost on extra jobs. Non-Chinese laborers often required much higher wages to support their wives and children in the United States, which was unfair to the Chinese immigrant as they work more than the non-Chinese, and also generally had a stronger political standing to bargain for higher wages. Therefore many of the non-Chinese workers in the United States came to resent the Chinese laborers, who might squeeze them out of their jobs.
Unfortunately there are some people who believe that this won’t work they have some good points There really is no getting rid of poverty there is just raising the poverty line until soon middle class will be poverty While this is unfortunate it is true Some other good points people against raising the minimum wage is Most places cannot absorb a $15 Minimum wage If we lower it in places then maybe it will take it better Many of the people who work part time are just teannagers looking for some extra money But only 47% of adults have a full time job While only about 58% of adults were working thats still a lot of adults who are working part time How much would raising the minimum wage really help It will help people get out of poverty I’m not asking for a $15 a wage I am asking for a living wage All things considered It’s obvious that While the opposition has some good points the pros outway the
These characters are trying to make money quickly without thinking about their safety. When Jurgis gets his first job in Packingtown in a slaughterhouse he gets good pay but he works for long hours(pg 35). Every minute spent in that slaughterhouse it drains all of Jurgis’s energy but he is still committed to live a decent life. Jurgis is committed to gain that type of living but the corrupt owners of the meat packing industry are trying to spoil all the American Dream ideals for their gain. Even with the new house purchase that the family bought, it was full of hidden cost that family was fooled into buy.
However German government printed more money to pay off the debt but it caused inflation. The government had 300 million papers and work 24 hours a day to pay a huge amount of debt. Germany wasn’t earning money properly, so it didn’t affect their wealth, which means they were still poor while they are keep making money. So prices of goods and education and services rose quickly. So many people didn’t go to the hospital, because it was too
Opposing viewpoints would argue that Chinese laborers faced the most difficulties with discrimination. (For the brave men and women, they not only faced challenges pertaining the elements, but they also were faced with financial issues, and hostile Native people. Overall, the pioneers were faced with life threatening challenges. As their difficulty level rose, and their journey to a new life continued, they would had the will to survive and thrive for a better
In the second half of the 19th-century migration to California increased due to railroad-inspired land boom. However, migration to California was not welcoming and tolerant to one specific group of migrants, and this group was the Chinese. As new rails were being built there was a demand for workers to build railways throughout California and eastward to connect the Transcontinental Railroad with Union Pacific (Textbook, 269). Big railroad industries, such as Central Pacific hired Chinese immigrants as part of their workforce. The Chinese worked tirelessly and through tough environmental conditions and earned low wages.
In early China artist made paintings of their Gods and Goddesses to represent their faith (Connected Ed). The duties in China very hard because they had to make billions of tons of stone for the Great Wall (Connected Ed). During the Xiongra there was a time of peace and that is when farming and art arose (Connected Ed). Also during the peaceful time the army Government strengthen (Connected Ed). The men and women in China had very different roles that they payed (Connected Ed).
As the foreigners, the Chinese first avoided the interaction with the Americans, while suffering various ways of discrimination. The Chinese that worked in gold fields brought their own method for mining of gold to the United States, which improved their efficiency a lot . This caught the local Americans’ attention. Some landowners and merchants preferred Chinese coolie, which means ‘kidnapped, enslaved, or indentured servants’, and they started to employ more Chinese than the Americans. The immediate loss of job and financial support pissed the American citizens off.
The Chinese immigrant labor of the Central Pacific track were people who came to the Americas for work in California in 1805. The reasons of overpopulation and poverty from their homeland as majority came from Tyson and Guantanamo .They took jobs like laborers,worked from home as servants, and fisherman.They faced prejudice and laws limiting opportunity and had enough work for 4,000 men. However, the contractors could barely handle 800 workers and many of Irish immigrants who left were replaced with the chinese immigrants.The amount of labors of the immigrants grew to 12,000 in 1868. The Taiping Rebellion was of the cause that had chinese immigrants to come to the United States as for it was a major loss for it cost 20,000 dollars to rebuild
One law was the Interstate Commerce Act which helped to economically aid workers. This aided workers because railroads had to openly publish their rates, so their companies could not be charged more than they deserve to be charged. Prior to this law, railroads could charge large companies very little and small companies too much. Another way the industrial worker was affected by government actions was through the Chinese Exclusion Act, which affected the workers socially. This act outlawed all Chinese immigration to America for ten years, although it actually lasted until 1943.