Over the course of the past two weeks we have further studied various ethnic groups and their experiences in America. Cuban Immigrants came to America after Cuba’s 1959 revoution, when Fidel Castro, the grassroots leader that overthrew Batista. The first major migration after the revolution included Cuba’s upper class elites and others who had done well financially under Batista. The next wave which began in 1961 contained many middle and upper class Cubans who chose exile from the island rather than life under Castro’s authoritarian government. By 1962 almost 200,000 cubans had come to America.
The city of Miami is a cultural melting pot. It is considered home to over 400,000 people, and grows with each day. It is safe to say, the majority of the population of Cuban-Americans, live in Miami. For this reason, I like to refer to Miami as “North Cuba.” I am a Miami native, but I also identify with my Cuban Heritage. Therefore, my love for this city is great, to say the least.
During the early 1960’s many Cubans fled to the United States not because they wanted a better life, but because they were fleeing from the hardships put on them by Fidel Castro. According to Maria Garcia in Havana USA, there were three major waves of Cubans arriving in the United States. The first was after the revolution from 1959 to 1962, the second was during the “freedom fights” from 1965 to 1962, and the third was the “Mariel boatlift” in 1980. Many of the Cubans from these waves settled in Miami, Florida because of the similarities it has to Cuba. Miami was an easy transition for most of the Cubans looking for a new home until they could return to Cuba.
During the Great Migration, many African Americans from the south moved to Harlem, New York, they found they could now express themselves through many art forms such as writing, painting,music and dance. Jazz and blues attracted people of all races to the speakeasies of Harlem. This however only had little impact on racial segregation.
amendment stated that “all people born or established in the United States are granted citizenship.” This was another huge change in American history because it officially labeled slaves as a citizen of the country that they had worked so hard in. Slaves were no longer property and they weren’t classified as just people, they were now residents of the United States. Then, within one more year of officially being classified as an individual among a country, the United States decided to propose another law which would give the right for African Americans to vote. This law is known as the 15th amendment. This gave the African Americans more of a voice in what happened in society, proving to the public what kind of potential influences they had.
Regla de Ocha, or Santeria, is an Afro-Cuban religion that was born from the context of colonialism and oppression through the memories and experiences of Yoruba slaves in Cuba. It is a combination of beliefs and practices from their homeland in Nigeria, of Roman Catholicism that was imposed on them from the Spanish colonists and of French spiritism from the work of Allan Kardec. In the last couple decades, Santeria has spread and gained popularity throughout South America and North America as an Afro-Cuban religion that many Cubans and African Americans abroad have embraced. Throughout the years, Santeria has also changed and has been redefined in different contexts as it has made its way across the African Diaspora and into different types
At a time when African workers had gained their freedom and were able to gain position in the structural class, yet in an era still dominated by white supremacy. The Indian and Chinese entered as the newest indentured workers, and were referred to as a ‘Coolie’, an all too similar name as ‘Nigger’, to the African (Prashad, 72-75). An example of how polyculturalism can be exhibited was through the celebration of Hosay, the death of Hussain, grandson of Muhammad (Prashad, 79). The carnival celebration brought together the Chinese and Africans indentures of the Caribbean. Moreover, it is a celebration led to a natural blending of two cultures through the enjoyment of the others tradition.
Nowadays, they're more likely to come from Asia and Africa. 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in the United States to this day, and the overwhelming majority of those come from Latin America and the Caribbean, but why do people all over the world migrate to the United States? Immigrants choose to come to the United States for various reasons, such as to live in freedom, to practice their religion freely, to escape poverty or oppression, and to make better lives for themselves and their children if they have any. Some immigrants come to the United States because of employment opportunities. After they get here, immigrants start contributing to the economy of the United States.
While the Los Angeles Riots rocked California in the early 90s, police brutality has yet again caused civil unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri. Much like the Los Angeles Riots, which began after Rodney King was beaten by police, the riots in Ferguson largely began after Michael Brown was shot
This riot tore this city apart. The violence was largely one-sided, with mobs of armed whites buring hundreds of black homes and beating and lynching the black residents. First off, St. Louis’ government was made of corrupt political whites that wanted to break the influence of the growing black community. At the time, St. Louis was nicknamed “ The Land of Milk and Honey” for black people( First 5). Blacks would come to St. Louis and within 24 hours, they could have a job at the factories.
Masur opens her account with an introduction that outlines her complete narrative. Chapters one through three focus on the growing presence of equality for African Americans. With the increasing population of freed African Americans in the nation’s capital, government set out to end slavery. “Thousands of fugitives from slavery migrated into the city in search of freedom, safety, and employment” (15). Masur uncovers these migration factors and further digs into the establishments of churches for political meetings and enlisted black soldiers demand for equal rights and privileges.
Immigrants are the pioneer of work in the United States Because they will never say no to work, they are a hard worker. Immigrants are located all around the unites states. Most of the Cuba people lives in Miami, the Colombian people are located New York in not event it this is a reason why people work on construction industries also in chemical plan doing hard work, om the hotels the housekeepers are most of the time Spanish people my people. I don’t understand why something people judge Spanish people. United States should give them an opportunity to does good people it the work for this country to make the U.S.A. in look forward for a better future for the country in also for them.
“They burned down white own tire company that burned on for days and nights, and all you could see was smoke from it all the way in uptown Miami.” (Floyd). “The actions that the National guard did was arrest the rioters.” (Donnie). The Impact it had on the rioters was that the national guard and police arrested 600 people during the riot. “When President Jim Carey came into town when he was on the middle of the speech the rioters were about to start a riot and harm the president”(Donnie). These events made the Blacks realize we are hurting our comment and need to stop.