The first one is at the societal level and this is where Chinese immigrants are most likely to experience career barriers as a result of ethnic stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. An early work from Bogardus, he had demonstrated that the Chinese was among the top ten cultural groups in terms of social distance. The attitudes of the Chinese seem to rise because earlier negative attitudes toward Chinese migrant workers that led to the Chinese Exclusion Act. Next, was the barriers at the community level which was depending on immigrants immigration status, Chinese Immigrants face a variety of challenges settling in the new community. Talking about career development, finding a job that supports the family and makes a living is far more important than finding a job that fully utilizes their abilities.
According to Jeff Guo and Daron Taylor from Washington Post, when Asian immigrants arrived during the mid-1800s, they were met with intolerance as “the popular media often portrayed them as scoundrels, degenerates, and job-stealers.” Additionally, writer Jonathan Freedman pointed out that “the debased and racist attacks on Chinese” had led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which was one of the early methods to limit immigration, or specifically Asian immigration. Also, fear of Asian immigrants taking control was a prevalent factor for the Exclusion Act. For example, a literature titled “The Rise of Fu Manchu” depicts of “an Asiatic villian” who plans to take over the world. It wasn’t until after the second World War when Americans opened their arms of acceptance and appreciation towards Asian immigrants. Before, Asians were paid very lowly, or “like blacks”, according to Jeff Guo and Daron Taylor.
Throughout “Go West,” Peter Hessler explains the egotistical differences between people living in China and those living in America. For one, their curiosity lies in different places; in Hessler’s words, “Most Chinese were intensely curious about foreign life” (48). In his experience, people in China held many misconceptions about the quality of American life, so whenever they were presented with the opportunity to learn more, they took it. That being said, Hessler also comments, “many Chinese had impressed me as virtually uninterested in themselves or their communities” (53). In other words, the curiosity of the Chinese extends far enough to reach the other end of the globe, but it still maintains a decent distance from their own cities.
As the Chinese and British continued to fight this incredibly unfair and one-sided fight, since the British was more capable and advance military-wise and strategic-wise, when compared to China, China was finally able to notice that no matter what the situation, since their military equipment and strategies were much more old-fashioned and less-efficient compared to the British’s military equipment and strategies, they were bound to lose much more than what they already had lost, even though they went through the trouble to recruit “umemployed tea porters” (Goldfinger) with a payment of $6 a month, they also “paid fisherman $6 a month to patrol and raid on [the] boats” (Goldfinger) that carried opium, and attempted to imitate Western techniques by “shipping in 200 cannons to Canton and purchasing a 1,080 ton ship to reinforce their blockade” (Goldfinger). According to Goldfinger, after the British navy, specifically the Royal Navy, “took Canton and sailed up the Yangtze River, destroying tax barges” (Goldfinger), the Chinese government agreed to meet the “minimum demands [from] the British” (Goldfinger). And this eventually led China to admit “defeat after their coastal town had been thoroughly bombarded” (Coburn) and were forced to sign and abide to the unequal treating, or the Treaty of Nanking (Nanjing). Most would agree that the Opium War had an incredibly negative effect on
Asian Americans have also had a drastic change in public perceptions over the years. For example, the celebrated Dr. Seuss supported Japanese American internment and created propaganda in its favor(Guo). These leads many to wonder about Asian American citizens enigmatic rise to a more respected position and what was the cost of these new stereotypes(Ocampo et. al,683). Stereotypes of East Asians, including the model minority stereotype, have a complex history and lead to negative effects both in education,socially, and in the workplace.
This source shows a enormous social problem since people are suffering by being forced to mine silver to support the flow of silver towards china, which enriches spain at the cost of other people. In addition, the author of this document criticizing the practices of his own nation is significant because he acknowledges that there is a real problem in his own nation in the exploitation of people in america's; otherwise he would not be expressing his nation in such
Hollywood is unfair and pernicious in its portrayal of Asians, the research shows time and again. Stereotypical and often contradictory characteristics are imposed on Asians. There are clear indications that such media characterizations are reinforcing misperceptions that are manifesting in real life as everything from covert discrimination to unabashed racism. Stereotypes have very real consequences for Asians living in the West in terms of day-to-day interaction, current events and governmental legislation. Upwardly mobile Asians find themselves hitting glass ceilings and earning far less than their white counterparts due to preconceived notions about their temperament, lack of trustworthiness, innovation and poor leadership abilities.
For example, the scene when the interrogators asked plethora of trivial questions to the Chinese newcomers were extremely infuriating because it was a no-win situation for them. I think documentaries like this one are extremely important for us, Americans, to reflect on the shameful moments
However, Tang Ao unfortunately runs into the Land of Women and is taken in as prisoner. The reason why he is captured is likely because he is a Chinese immigrant. Chinese immigrants at the time were being mistreated in America because of anti-Chinese sentiment in the 1800s (“Chinese Exclusion Acts”). This story symbolically foreshadows the injustices and cruelty that the Chinese immigrants had to face in America. Tang Ao’s journey shows his path to the American Dream was a struggle, and his destiny was unexpected.
Guam being the small American territory that is it, is faced with major economic and infrastructural set backs due to the influx of foreign settlers. The strain is not only felt by the economy or resources, but it is felt by its people. Taxpayers are forced to pay for the welfare and schooling for many of these immigrants, some of who are illegal aliens. Taxes must also be spent on reduced housing, nutrition assistance programs: supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) and special programs for women, infants, and children (WIC); which heavily strains the economy. Due to this, residents of Guam have started to place a negative attitude to immigrants, blaming all problems on it: such as crime, poverty, overpopulation, pollution, and many
Although they all fall into the Asian American category they all have significant differences. This population has faced tremendous oppressions and Social Injustices. These injustices lead to a variety of laws being passed so that the Asian population would return home such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Asian Americans have faced both positive and negative experiences since
McDonough- Asian Pacific American women and treatment throughout History in America The treatment of Asian Pacific Americans throughout history was abysmal. Throughout the readings of, “The History of Asians in America”, Anti-Asian laws and discrimination of people of Asian ethnicity is mentioned several times. The American government established heavy tax burdens that were pointed towards the newly developed Asian communities. Most of the taxes were developed to not specifically state that they were directed toward the Asian community but, would generalize the Asian community by their work occupation or their inability to receive full citizenship. (Timothy P. Fong, Pg 4) Many of the Chinese man were unable to have comfortable lives with a loving family due to immigration laws that prevented Chinese women from coming to the United States.
"Millions of immigrants entered the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, lured by the promise of a better life. Some of these immigrants sought to escape difficult conditions—such as famine, land shortages, or religious or political persecution. Others, known as “birds of passage,” intended to immigrate temporarily to earn money, and then return to their homelands. One of the immigrant groups that had it the worst was The Chinese. unfortunately they were subjected to horrid interrogation and detention on Angel Island.
Many miners passed through this community on their way to work the Gold Mines. The miners faced a reality filled with discrimination as the white miners resented their presence. When finding gold did not pan out, many Chinese immigrants moved on to building railroads, but because they were willing to work much cheaper than others they were often treated harshly for taking the jobs of whites who were trying to support their families but were not willing to work for the same pay. Economic difficulties were not the only reason that ethnic Chinese were looked down upon, the creation of ethnic enclaves including the largely populated China Town in San Francisco, created an image of the Chinese that conflicted with the American culture of the time. In these communities they kept much of their culture from China, they didn’t need to speak English and were isolated from other communities.
“The obstacles of the past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”-Ralph Bloom. Many chinese immigrants fought for their future,lives,and rights.Chinese immigrants were misunderstood because of their culture,looks,clothing styles,etc. They were punished and treated wrong for things that they didn 't know was wrong.What would you do if you were a chinese immigrant, and you were being treated unfairly and bad? The Chinese immigration Act, now known as the Chinese exclusion act. This was mostly being taken place in California and states of the west of the Rocky Mountains.