Starting with the language barrier, for many if not most Mixtecs do not speak English nor Spanish, which leaves a lot of room for misunderstanding and for them to be taken advantaged of, starting with farm labor contractors, who serve as the middleman providing growers with good quality work for cheap wages. Kearney explains that farm labor contractors charge small fees such as for rides to and from work, for not having a social security number, as well as, for insurance, leaving the Mixtecs with only two to three dollars for an entire day’s work. Other labor contractors don’t even pay the Mixtecs at all for their work, such as those who work on construction projects, once the project is done the contractor sometimes disappears or tell the Mixtecs to sue knowing that most are undocumented so they can’t sue without the fear of being
During the Great Depression, many people were desperate for a job, food, shelter, and security, all of which are standards expected in the modern world. However, in the midst of an economic crisis, the people who had stability despised those who could not achieve a steady way of life. Farmers who hoarded the food that could keep people alive would not help those in need. By selfishly withholding aid, the farmers failed humanity in a way, “that topples all our success,” showing that what they did was not right (Steinbeck 349). When faced with the injustice of people being too poor to afford what they need to survive, those who had resources were morally obligated to help feed those
People during this time period were unaware of mental disabilities which made it hard for them to get jobs. Lennie and George’s dream was to own their own farm but it was hard to attain because of money issues and Lennie's disability, “But he gets in trouble alla time because he’s so Goddamn dumb” (Steinbeck 41). George was the only one who knew about Lennie’s disability and he kept it a secret because if people knew, they would have never gotten a job. People with mental and physical disabilities were discriminated during the Great Depression because they were different, which made it hard to attain dreams. There were many protests that happened during the Great Depression involving people with disabilities, people would go to relief offices and demand for jobs, but the
Th black folk further internalized the propaganda that slavery was justified, they neglected their own education, and their future depended mainly on their own efforts. To this, Du Bois responded civil liberties, education, and equal opportunities were detrimental to anyone’s advancement in
The Continental army was weak because it consisted of untrained farmers, who have no war experience. Not only was the colonists’ army weak, but the continental army also lacked manpower; the army was small with only 20,000 troops at one time and place. The colonist also couldn’t train well because of frequent interruptions of needing to tend their farms. The colonist’s army wasn’t their only problem, but the American soldiers were always on a shortage of necessities such as food, weaponry, gunpowder, and uniforms. Even though the Continental army had many weaknesses, but they also possessed great strengths.
The soil and fertility of the land was different than what they had experienced in their homeland and therefore they struggled to find ways in which to make and grow food for themselves. They came during a terrible winter when it was extremely difficult to find anything from the land they could eat. In William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation,” it demonstrates how new food affected the lives of the colonists such as “digging up, found in them divers fair Indian baskets filled with corn, and some in ears, fair and good, of divers colours, which seemed to them a very goodly sight having never seen any such before”(11). Finding and exploring new food to eat affected the colonist because they now had to adapt and change their diet to fit the products that they could now harvest in their new home. They had to learn how to plant these crops and how to help them grow and harvest them.
Perseverance Through Work Work is the main factor of stress in life. With this, comes perseverance and working hard. However, in the novel Call of the Wild, the main character Buck worked arduously to reach a certain goal in the end of his suffering. He did this all with no home, shelter, or provided food. In life, my mother has also persevered with many bosses who did not treat her the way she deserved.
The most outstanding difference between the two is that James is a Native American and James an Afro American. This shows how the owner was willing to pay more to get the Afro American slave back than to get the Native slave back. Showing how even though the status of the Native was higher than the Afro American, the worth of the Native was less than the Afro American. Runaway slaves were looking for hope. Both Native slaves and Afro American slaves saw their situation as unhappy as the Europeans treated them without any respect.
However, many of the settlers focused a bit too much on the "find gold" part of their orders (being the most important part of course) because of this, few colonists focused on gathering food, leading to a lack of food for the colony to sustain itself. To combat this, Smith established a simple "tough love" policy, in simple terms, if you did not work, you did not eat. Smith also made trade agreements with the tribes under the leadership of Chief Powhatan. The colonists offered glass and metal goods to the Indians in exchange for food for the colony. Thanks to the actions of John Smith, things were looking great for the colony, however, "his (Smith's) strict leadership made enemies within and without the fort, and a mysterious gunpowder explosion badly injured him and sent him back to England in October 1609."
We forget in our day and age that our ancestors had hard times when trying to figure things out it was not as easy for them as it is for us. When our ancestors lived they had to go out and harvest the grains in order to make bread or they would not get bread that is how they got to eat everyday. For our ancestors it was life and death if the fields were not harvested they would starve. Today we just go to the