Since Salazar was of Mexican decent he was the obvious choice to write about the uproars occurring in East Los Angeles involving the Latino Community. During this time the Chicano power movement was in full effect. Salazar’s topics included the inferior quality of education given to Mexican-American students, police discrimination, and racial partiality. Salazar felt the media should take an objective view point however that was not the case resulting in one sided statements. He exposed Chicano leadership who exploited the cause for profit as well.
Some political parties even openly wished for Asians to be ostracized from the rest of America. In 1882, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which severely restricted Chinese immigration into America and denied Chinese the right to become naturalised citizens . In the 1890s politicians forced all Chinese citizens to register with a Chinese registry. By 1924, any immigration from Asian countries was illegal because Asians were “aliens ineligible for citizenship.” in the eyes of lawmakers. After, there were racial restrictions to citizenship for Asians and the
Unlike Steinbeck 's family in The Grapes of Wrath, Gregory highlights that majority of families migrating to California did so because they already had family or “kinfolk” in the area that they were migrating to, supporting his claim that the Okie subculture in California held great importance. This subculture did influence California in good and bad ways. One example of this is the Okie attitude towards blacks was much less tolerant than those who resided in California prior to the massive migration. Their intolerance allowed for Ku Klux Klan activity in southern California. In addition, Gregory uses religion as well as music as a prime example of Southwestern influence on Californian culture.
One of Bush’s first approaches to foreign affairs was in the spring of 1989. Thousands of demonstrators for democracy in China filled Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. They paraded around with a thirty-foot-high statue of the “Goddess of Democracy”. However China’s autocratic rulers weren’t in favor of democracy and got rid of all the notions that they were going to change. They ruined the festivities by running over the crowds with large tanks,
Artwork The pillars supporting the bridge on the eastern end are painted with huge murals as part of Chicano Park, the largest collection of Chicano art murals in the world.  This neighborhood park and mural display were created in response to a community uprising in 1970, which protested the negative effects of the bridge and Interstate 5 on the Barrio Logan community. Local artist Salvador Torres proposed using the bridge and freeway pillars as a giant canvas for Chicano art at a time when urban wall murals were rare in the United States, and he and many other artists created the murals when permission for the park was finally granted in 1973. Suicide bridge It is the third deadliest suicide bridge in the USA, trailing only
Both Ralph Nader and Newt Gingrich, the authors of Blinded by Power and Follow the Light respectively, focus on the issue of apparent recent electrical shortages in the state of California. While the authors agree on some aspects of the debate (such as the idea that journalists have been grossly misleading the general public with false reporting), there are multiple points in which their opinions are directly at odds with one another. The ultimate goal of both authors is to convince their audience to adopt a new viewpoint on the issue, while targeting informed residents of California with direct references to what they claim to be popular misconceptions regarding California’s electricity. In Blinded by Power, Nader’s thesis is clear from the opening two paragraphs. Essentially, he is vehemently against the self-pitying stance that has been taken by the California utility corporations and perpetuated by the media.
During 1969 and the 1970’s, International Hotel, or commonly referred as I-Hotel, was and is a very crucial part of San Francisco political activism. It’s served as a banner for Asian American activism, for the improvement of poor housing conditions. During this place and time, the fuel for student political activism was high with the Third World Liberation Front social movement happening at San Francisco State College and at UC Berkeley, both fighting for the establishment of an Ethnic Studies Department. Hence, the Bay Area was a well of political activism at the time. In 1969, the tenants of I-Hotel faced eviction from Milton Meyer & Company and have the building replaced as a parking garage.
Last Sunday, I went on the fieldtrip to Oakland to gain a view of the gentrification reality there. Initially my friends were all amazed why I would go there since they had thought there was a dangerous place to visit. Prior to the trip, my impression about Oakland is a city with a longer history than those in south bay, since I noticed there was a Chinatown which was a product of the immigration wave happened centuries ago, and those Cantonese immigrants called Oakland “二埠” (the second port besides San Francisco). After I arrived there, I realized that Oakland was not only a city preserved history but also a wonderland of racial diversity. According to what I learned from the lecture, Oakland was once had its own structure of what kinds
Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a crucial part of the Civil Rights Movement. Lasting from December 1, 1955 to December 20, 1956, it was a time of protesting against the public buses to end racial segregation. It took over a year but the U.S. Supreme Court finally decided to make the segregation of city buses unconstitutional. This was not only a victory for the people of Alabama, but it also led to more participation in activism and civil rights movements all around the country. It allowed certain people, like Martin Luther King to rise and become a figure of hope.
The American people thought of the Japanese Americans as a security risk in the event of a Japanese invasion of the American mainland. State representatives took notice to the problems this hysteria was causing and put pressure on President Roosevelt to take action against those of Japanese descent living in the United States. On February 19th, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This order instated the relocation of all 127,000 American citizens
A community against it formed and started lynching violators of their rules. The civic order being made in California became more and more difficult as it became more diverse. Anglo bigots wanted a stop to immigration. This Anglo-centric idea was especially directed at the Chinese nationality. Though Chinese leaders spoke out against the mistreatment, racial violence continued.
For instance, “in 1852 a special foreign miner’s tax aimed at the Chinese was passed by the California legislature” (Explore.museumca.org, 1996). Essentially, the Chinese were charged a certain amount of money to search for gold. Also, the native Mexicans in California were deemed foreign as well, therefore they too were taxed (Pbs.org, 2006). In addition, many Native Americans had to flee from the gold mines because their women were being raped and their men were targeted (Kosher, 2015). Nevertheless, people still continued to flock to
was not justified into going into war with Mexico was that the Annexation of Texas was unofficial. “From Mexico’s point of view, the annexation of Texas was inadmissable for both legal and security reasons.” (Marquez 327). This quote shows that Mexico viewed this annexation as an unofficial and unfair act against the government and citizens of Mexico. Polk’s act of extending borders to California was also seen as unfair because that land belonged to Mexico. Anglo-Saxons are already moving into California and building schools, buildings, and houses.
Lobbyists from western states, many representing competing economic interests or nativist groups, pressured Congress and the President to remove persons of Japanese descent from the west coast, both foreign born (issei – meaning “first generation” of Japanese in the U.S.) and American citizens (nisei – the second generation of Japanese in America, U.S. citizens by birthright.) During Congressional committee hearings, Department of Justice representatives raised constitutional and ethical objections to the proposal, so the U.S. Army carried out the task instead. The West Coast was divided into military zones, and on February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 authorizing exclusion. Congress then implemented the order on March 21, 1942, by passing Public Law