Not to mention the harsh heat and pesticides that drip off the plants causing cancer, birth defects and other illnesses. Now while both jobs share many similar characteristics, they are also different from each other as well. Back in the 1930s people were discriminated by class, the rich dominated the poorer workers as the rich just push the poor aside and treat them like garbage. The immigrants for modern farms were discriminated by race, racism still exist as many people are skeptical of the blacks. People will often complain about the rate of immigrants coming into the United States, claiming about the number of jobs declining and and crime rising.
In chapter 10 Howard Zinn talks about the civil war, the disadvantages and advantages between the poor and rich. The poor have always been the bait in America, due to the lack of money and power. When war is in progress, most of the time the poor are demanded to go to war because the wealthy groups have the money and power to escape from death. “ To give people a choice between two different parties and allow them, in a period of rebellion, to choose the slightly more democratic one was an ingenious mode of control. Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200).
The kkk was flourished in the 1920s because in the 1920s was the time or the renaissance took place and began being popular to move out all of the African Americans because they thought they were beginning to be intellectual. The kkk believed that America was only a home to white christians and that all non caucasian people did not belong in the USA so the kkk members were 100 percent white and christian. The kkk burned barns, houses, and schools that only black people were allowed to go to, and beat black people. The kkk used photos, posters, and videos as propaganda.
Which one of us is a freak?’ " (Mukherjee 1). This essay explains that immigrants are being discriminated just because they are immigrants, just like people in poverty are being discriminated because they are poor. Both are extremely unfair, therefore allowing one not to achieve the American Dream. Even though poverty is bad, some people say that it helps people to achieve the American
Here, Grant portrays the general perspective towards immigrants, as nativists considered them to be a threat to the superiority and purity of the United States. Grant describes them as being physically and mentally deteriorated, in order to convey how the inferior immigrants would impede the American civilization socially, morally, and politically. Reverend Josiah Strong further elaborates on the negative impacts of immigration when he states, “…immigration not only furnishes the greater portion of our criminals, it is also seriously affecting the morals of the native population. It is disease and not health which is contagious. Most foreigners bring with them continental ideas of the Sabbat, and the result is sadly manifest in all our cities…debauching [corrupting] popular morals is the liquor traffic, and this is chiefly carried on by the foreigners…”
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird shows how racism affected people in the 1930’s and how terrible people were treated. Since then, things have changed and racism is not a problem. Racism has changed drastically since the 1930’s; now we do not have a big problem compared to how big of a problem it was in the 30’s. In Harper Lee’s
In the United States, the highest class were the rich white males from European descent. Although slavery ended, they still were treated with injustice because of the racist society of this time period. Natives were forced onto reservations, and the U.S. attempted to assimilate their culture. Migrants helped bring other cultures from around the world into the U.S., however, migrants from Asia were later banned from coming in. In Canada, there was also a social hierarchy.
They have impacted most aspects of life for American society more than one can imagine. In The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, she depicts the immense injustice that immigrants have to endure when they migrate somewhere, particularly the United States. Kingsolver sends the message that immigrants are oppressed and taken advantage of by society which she illustrates through her use of dialogue, diction, and rising action. The theme of this novel proposes that immigrants face much adversity because they feel constantly ostracized by society because of misconceptions that society has about them. This suggests that for society to progress, it not only needs to change the way that they treat immigrants, but their entire way of thinking towards
Migrating from all over Germany, Italy, Poland and Russia, in 1910 three-fourths of New York City population alone were either immigrants or first generation Americans . The newly arrived 15 million immigrants were considered scapegoats to many Americans; they were to blame for all of the country’s problems. This made it extremely difficult for immigrants to adjust to life in the US. The rising immigration rate in the early 1900s is most commonly known for the migration of 3 million Jews fleeing both pogroms in Russia and economic hardship throughout Eastern Europe . Whilst the number of Jewish immigrants increased through to the 1920s, some Americans gained concern about the high numbers of Jews with different dress, customs and religious worship.
Ellis Island, opening in 1892, was a federal immigration station that helped restrict immigration. It ran for more than sixty years and granted legal immigrant status for millions of Americans. Ellis Island came out of the demand from the American people to prevent Southern and Eastern Europeans from inhabiting the United States and all of the negative consequences of their residency. The influx of immigrants caused agitation among the American native-born. Between 1880 and 1920, America had more than twenty million immigrants, and many of them seized the jobs of native born Americans since they were willing to work for less.
Immigrants were confronted with just as much adversity as minorities and critics; like African Americans during the Great Migration (Document B), foreigners left what they knew best behind for better conditions. Refugees were also the victims of the Klu Klux Klan because they were not full-blooded Americans. The restrictions on the first amendment applied to the general populous (Document G), including aliens. They often took the blame for communist activity during the Palmer Raids, just as the union leaders of the country did. Clearly, immigrants did not flu under the radar during and just after the
Polish immigrants did not seem to face the same struggles the Asian population had to endure, I believe this is due to the fact that they were European immigrants, nevertheless they still encountered hardships. During the 1890s polish immigrant was the highest level, and this caused some problems for American citizens and they became intolerant towards the immigrants. Some returned to their homeland, while it made other immigrants fight harder and rely on each other, They formed many groups, such as the Polish Union, the Polish National Alliance, the Polish American Congress, and even the Polish Roman Catholic Union. I think some of the Americans were under the impression more would return home, but that wasn’t the case (Asian American History
Just getting out of a war, Americans were scared. In the past, immigrants had been accepted and even welcomed, now they were feared and labeled as a danger (The 1920s Government, Politics, and Law: Overview). Americans cried out for a restriction order keeping immigrants out for fear that they would bring foreign elements to America. The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the amount of immigrants to come to America greatly (Congress, U.S.). Although, some Americans were very against the immigration act and Robert Clancy (an American against both the KKK and Republican decisions) even went as far as to call it "un-American" (Rose.
This was also the age with the forgettable presidents because they didn’t do anything. While the presidents weren’t that special some of them did make a couple awful laws that excluded immigrants. Many people disliked immigrants because they felt that they were taking away jobs and making jobs lower wages. It came to a point that the U.S. created immigration stations. While the government continued to do little to no work, they continued to push Native Americans off their land.
This is a privilege for all non-citizens; however, many citizens do not see it favorable, but rather as an intolerable fact. In the article Constitutional Rights for Non-citizens, opponents argue “The fact that immigrants have so many shared rights with Americans has probably played a part in the illegal immigration problem currently plaguing the United States.” (“Issues & Controversies”). Evidently, immigration crisis will continue to affect the U.S nations as illegal immigrants continue to enjoy almost the same rights as any other citizen. Although there may be many factors for opponents to be against it, the main one is the fear of terrorism.