They depicted the Chinese as the embodiment of the lower class and a menace to society. The Canadian labour leaders argued that the Chinese were stealing jobs. Furthermore, the labour leaders suggested “Chinese standards were not a result of low wages but a cause of them ”. In other words, the appalling conditions Chinese workers were exposed to, was viewed as a reflection of the immorality that was engrained in their way of life. Canadians therefore, needed to be protected from the corrupt toxicity of the Chinese.
Women were known to not be able to be in control of their lives as well as being married and taking care of their children Gerald and Eric’s exploitation of Eva Smith is used to show the corruption of men in that time and how they treated women. They objectified them and treated them disrespectfully. Eva Smith was exploited by Gerald because he saw her as ‘vulnerable’ and kept pointing out her “pretty brown hair” and “dark eyes”. This shows how he was focusing on the physical aspects, showing that men in that time mostly focused on appearances rather than personality (showing how men objectified women).She was described as ‘pretty’ and a ‘good sport’ by
Immigrants such as the Chinese were hired only for laboring purposes due to their race to fulfill the jobs that White men would not do. Indians as well were affected by this social and racial organization. They had signed many treaties with the White men to give them the
He is an Asian American who talks about how racial profiling is disadvantaging people in general and how society is excluding the Asian society who were seen as outsiders. He’s not just referring to Asian American he mentioned to consider all races in this world, because that’s what makes this world so special an unique; the different types of character from all over the world. With his essay he points out to stop the stereotype thinking and to look behind the cliché. Yuri Kochiyama shows in her essay “Then Came The War” how she experienced racism and prejudice against the Japanese community. The different treatment from everyone else was only based on the individual’s race.
1. Three political issues that are most evident for women during the 1960’s and 1970’s Chicana/o Movement are oppression, machismo, and control over their bodies. Chicana’s encountered oppression from La Raza because they focused on getting equal rights for the men and completely put the women’s needs aside. Women were not accepted by the leaders in the Chicano Movement or the Anglo establishment (Vidal 22). Chicana’s experienced machismo within the Chicano Movement because they were seen useful only to perform sexual activities or support the men.
Supported by “Envy and racial discrimination led to increasing anti-Japanese attitudes on the West Coast,” (Mercier, (n/d). A more violent approach was used by other countries such as Idaho, They drove out the Japanese laborers (Mercier, (n/d). The discrimination continued, only worsening as time went by, laws were going to be made against the Japanese. For example, Mercier states “Post-World War I nativist activists, including the Hood River Anti-Alien Association, pressured states to pass laws prohibiting Japanese immigrants from leasing or owning land” (n/d). The Japanese attempted to overcome the discrimination and refused to leave their homes that they have established.
I claim that the Zoot Suit riots demonstrate signs of this collective mind as well. The stereotypes that whites held of Mexican Americans contributed to the hatred of the style. From my perspective, the persecutors of the Zoots all had the collective objective to commit acts of violence against the minorities. It is not that they believed that the style indicated violence and corruption of the community it was that Mexican Americans disturbed the distinction of the “white race”. In addition, the zooters implemented a style, which threatened the culture of the whites.
For many of the Chinese people living in the United States, this type of sensual entertainment was disgraceful in every way possible. Many Chinese people at that time (especially the elderly) were very closed-minded about the morality of show business; to them, anyone in modern, American showbiz was immoral. Many times Chinese people would write letters to the performers telling them that they should be ashamed of themselves, and that they should get a decent job, where they didn’t have to show off their legs. Girls in Chinese households were taught how to be married, and how take care of the house, the children, and the husband; this was their proper place for a very long time. To the Chinese, it was disgraceful for girls to even take dancing lessons.The Forbidden City took a stand against this Chinese proper place because it influenced many young Chinese people to question or break away from their beliefs because of the distractions and immoral desires the American nightclubs and its performers encouraged.
A white person was considered to have greater taste and quality, which influenced the assumption that all blacks were immoral beings and not trusted to be around white women. Scout demonstrated a difference in social status between the Cunningham’s and the Finches when she reacted to Walter Cunningham pouring dark syrup over his meat and vegetables. Scout’s brother Jem explained the class division of Maycomb by categorizing the four types of people in the town’s society. In relations to the Jim Crow laws, the people who were ranked from highest to lowest of respect were the Ordinary, Poor, live off the government, and finally at the bottom of degradation were black people. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Maycomb considered the black people to be unsuccessful, African-American, and least respectable as Jem stated, “There’s four kinds of folks in the world.
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.