The article is about Jennie Chine Hansen speech that was given for the Chinese American Women Oral History Project. Hansen discusses in her speech about the ways exclusion, participation and empowerment shaped not just her life but the lives of all Chinese people living in America. Hansen during her speech also talks about the brief history of Chinese Exclusion Act of 1892 and how that had a significant impact on the parents and grandparents of Chinese American women. She also talks about how there are two generations, the ones who were born in China and the ones who were born in America. She discusses how there is an alienation from her parents and other Chinese people who never learned to speak English who live in America. She refers to the idea that it was not only language that separated the older generation, but that discrimination also played a large role in alienating them. Hansen talks about how her mother was not completely constrained by Chinese tradition. Hansen discusses the struggles her family had as two different generations of Chinese and Chinese Americans. …show more content…
The personal experiences that Hansen goes through and talks about in her speech can be connected and are similar to Kingston’s experiences. This is a reliable source because the author or the person who gave the speech not only has personal experience but was asked by an academic group to speak to them on their behalf. Hansen is also the President of
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As my essay will prove the split from one generation and the other relates to the process of Americanization that the daughters undergo, as well as the values and Chinese heritage that the mothers refuse to let go off. These factors will cause mutual suffering and in the end a generational gap between the two groups. The resulting generational gap animates the narrative, as mothers and daughters seek to appreciate each other, and their individual efforts diminish and contain the traumas depicted as precise of the maternal, Chinese culture. 1.
Closing Gate to Chinese The United States is the ideal land for immigrants who seek opportunities and American Dreams regardless of their ethnicity, however, the Chinese ended up with America closing the gate to immigration and exclusion. This book Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act written by Andrew Gyory answers a query about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, in particular, why did the US government pass this bill? According to the author Andrew Gyory, modern historians who have examined the issue fail to offer a comprehensive explanation for this case.
The author talks about the federal immigration statute that was generally directed at the Chinese immigrants. He specifically mentions the1882 Chinese exclusion law that was meant to address the issues of unemployment in America by restricting the entry of both the unskilled and skilled Chinese laborers. This law turned the Chinese Americans into ’illegal aliens’ and barred them from becoming American citizens (Nokes 117). Those who were already American citizens were stripped off of their citizenship and were termed as national enemies. However, this is just an example of the many challenges that the Asian Americans have face din their quest to immigrate to America.
on his nose. There are many young girls that think they can sing like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston or Britney Spears. Most of them cannot emulate their favorite singer 's voice. However, a 14 year-old girl named Connie Talbot has an amazing voice and does great impressions of famous singers. Connie Talbot recently was recently recorded singing in the backseat of the car.
A Tomato Looks Bad but Tastes Great Paul Klee once said, “A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” Nancy Mairs, a victim of multiple sclerosis, practically lives by this concept. She is someone who has been through a lot of trouble and persevered through it all. In Nancy Mairs’ speech, she views the word “crippled” as straightforward, and describes that others view it as an offensive and repulsive word, yet she constantly uses it to depict herself as a tough woman who has persevered through many obstacles.
Killing two birds with one stone is exactly what Florence Kelley does in her speech at the National American Woman Suffrage Association convention on July 22, 1905. She argues against unfair child labor laws by utilizing emotional appeal, using rhetorical questions, and employing repetition. Kelley does this in order to convince her audience if women had the right to vote there would be better child labor laws. Kelley’s utilization of emotional appeal invokes a number of different emotions onto the audience.
In Mary Fisher’s speech, “1992 Republican National Convention Address,” given on August 19, 1992 in Houston, Texas she explained that having AIDS is not a reason to look at her differently or to look at other with eyes of judgment because over “two hundred thousand either are dead or dying from AIDS… a million more are infected” and there will be more in the years to come. As Fisher continues to appeal to the audiences sense of emotion by saying how she is a mother and married into a great and welcoming family that doesn’t discriminate against her because she has AIDS and she states that if you are safe from this disease you are not, you’re endanger, she wasn’t gay so she wasn’t in danger, she wasn’t a hemophiliac she wasn’t at risk, but that’s
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The prejudice Ying Ying Saint Clair feels for American culture causes her to have a difficult time understanding and communicating with her daughter. Because Ying Ying Saint Clair was raised in China, she views western ways as valuing worthless material items and ignoring critical traditions and values. As she watches her daughter mature and make her
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Thank you, Millicent Fawcett, for giving me the opportunity to speak on behalf of the National Union of Women 's Suffrage Societies which Millicent leads with grace and dignity. Some of you may know me and some of you may not, but I am Clementine Forest one of 3000 women suffragists who has marched here today, the largest march ever occurred, for the cause of women 's suffrage. I am here to represent and express the importance of women receiving the right to vote. Unfortunately, the London weather wasn 't on our side with the presence of heavy rain throughout our march from Hyde Park to Exter Hall, but this reinforces that nothing will stop women from protesting their right to vote. As you know we have been gathered together as one, today on February 9th, 1907, the day in which Parliament is open once again for the coming year.