This is so because everyone has either been discriminatory or was discriminated against some point in their life. She persuades the reader to think that immigrants are not always that bad because of what they have to go through, like rape, beatings and even more. Almost everyone feels bad and want to help. However life is not always fair. Enrique comes across discrimination many times during the book, like the time he was beaten by six men on top of the train.
Economic involvements had a bigger impact on the great depression. The great depression was a time of need for the Americans. Due to the supplies and accessories shipped out during the war, America was low on supplies, money and control, and president Herbert Hoover did very little in an attempt to overcome this problem. Men and women were driven into what were called Hoovervilles, which was a collection of teepee huts gathered together to make a community. Just as the people thought they had hit rock bottom, a switch of presidents helped make all the difference.
Many did not see success in their agricultural products and sold their lands at extremely low prices. Some immigrated to the United States to have better opportunities, economically wise. NAFTA was intended to decrease the number of illegal immigrants but the exact opposite happened. “By 2006, there were more than 20 million” (The Failures of NAFTA, coha.org) illegal immigrants and two thirds of those people were motivated to move to America because of NAFTA. Others migrated to northern Mexico, where advanced technology for agriculture is prominent.
With so many people living on welfare programs, jobs are not receiving workers, there are more homeless people, and a ridiculous amount of federal money in place to support these programs. The most serious of the many effects of unemployment is the effect on the economy. “Higher unemployment will cause a fall in tax revenue because there is less people paying income tax. Also the government will have to spend more on unemployment and related benefits” (Pettinger). With a fall in tax revenue, the nation’s income as a whole is reduced, which decreases the amount of money in circulation, increasing the United State’s federal debt.
It has been shown that when employers are required to pay their workers more it will force many to put off hiring, cut back the hours, and even lay off employees, just to keep labor costs down. A brewing company in North Carolina pays all of their 44 employees the minimum wage, but the owner estimates that with an increase in the minimum wage their company would have costs of up $40,000 (Quittner). Since costs would increase, small companies would be trying to find ways to compensate that pay. First they would have to cut back on the number of hours someone works, because they would not be able to keep paying the workers to be at work. It is necessary to balance their intake and outtake on money.
The great depression was a rough time for many Americans. The country suffered as a whole but everyone reacted differently to the crisis. The businesses, people and government all handed the Great Depression in different ways. Large businesses and corporations did not help too much to help when the depression hit. The cotton factories in specific were known as terrible places.
Society believed the plague was sent by God as a punishment for sins. People lost their faith in higher power and started to blame specific ethnic groups as responsible for the Black Death. One of the religious and ethnic groups accused of spread the plague were the Jews because most of them were merchants and the infected rats came from the ships (Mulch). The Black Death also resulted in severe economic decline. Social effects of the Black Death were felt instantly after the outbreaks ended (Wilde).
The most important cause of the decline was disease because it caused the most deaths and also one people were noticing the diseases they would move around trying to avoid it, but only to make it worse by infecting more people. 8. The encomienda system allowed the government to give Indians to certain colonists and that effected Native American populations. This system is essentially slavery, which the Indians didn’t like. The opponents were the Indians.
Although immigration had decreased during the war, after the war it had rose again. People were coming to the U.S. for peace, something difficult to find elsewhere in Europe. At the same time jobs were quickly diminishing because the need for jobs to build weaponry and other things needed for the war had gone away and big businesses did not care. So while many veterans and common people were out of jobs, immigrants were flooding in with no real limit on how many were aloud to come. This created a barrier between U.S. citizens and immigrants which made the citizens look down on them and see them as rivals.
Being “uneducated,speaking Mexican,Illegal Immigrants” are the basic negative stereotypes that describe the Hispanic/Latino community.According to the author, many men are sick and tired of hearing this all of the time and want something to end it. Also in “TYPICAL STEREOTYPES OF HISPANICS” by Chief Editor tells us how many of the Non-Hispanics in the US think towards Hispanics. “They are highly stereotyped for being extremely poor that most of them are living in poverty. Images are constantly seen about them piling, crowding and living into vans