Tipping has become a huge debate within America. Many times people are unsure of how to tip and what to tip when at a restaurant. In countries overseas like Japan or in Europe, they work their tips into the prices at restaurants. Many claim that this is the way restaurants in America should start to do things. In the article “Don’t Forget to Stiff Your Waiter” by Nachum Sicherman, he argues that tipping is out of date and poses the question of why tipping even came about.
Often times this can be seen throughout history, especially in the United States, many cases such as the immigration of the Chinese and Irish back in the late 19th century and early 20th century. When immigrants tried to assimilate into the western culture while still preserving their cultural many were excluded and even faced hardships such as unemployment, homelessness, and in extreme cases even death. In the book, At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-194, written by Erika Lee, examples of the hardships and unwelcoming arms of America to the Chinese and their culture are discussed in a tremendous amount detail. The nature of this act was cruel and did not allow for the Chinese to excel in a land of freedom and opportunity, instead, the act strictly prohibited the Chinese becoming citizens. “The Chinese Exclusion Act, passed in 1882, barred all Chinese laborers from entering the country for ten years and prohibited Chinese immigrants from becoming naturalized citizens.” Correspondingly, this has also occurred in quite a few other cultures, including the Irish, as mentioned before, and a more commonly known example which is the disapproval and genocide of the Native American people and their cultural.
Asian Americans, an ethnic group mistreated by society from the beginning of their arrival in America up until now with no ending on the horizon. For many decades Asian Americans have lived their lives faced with prejudices and oppression and even racial discrimination by the American society. Many individuals in the Asian American communities are unaware or just ignore the fact that they are oppressed by the American society. Asian Americans, to a degree, even face racial segregation which is ever so present with labeling of small areas of towns where certain ethnics congregate as Chinatown, Little India, Little Saigon, Japan Town, etc. For decades, Asian Americans endure and continue to endure this unjust treatment of their minority group
Because of this, the Natives retaliated and attacked the colonists. Lastly, Native American tribes could have told other tribes about the unfair trading. Due to this, this could have ended peaceful trading between the Natives and the colonists, and started conflicts. In conclusion, many colonists died at early Jamestown because of a horrible relationship with the Native Americans. Other colonists died at Jamestown because of issues with the environment.
Now I am wondering, how exactly does it feel to be a victim of the same crime that he commits (racism)? The theme of racism is evident throughout the entirety of the book. This book, of which takes place in the 1950s-1960, was written during the times where the segregation was becoming integration with some complications and struggles. During this time, Native Americans were having a hard life and couldn't adjust and this book clearly shows Chief Bromden, whom is an Indian, getting picked on and blamed for things he is completely innocent of because of who he is. Also, this form of racism is also seen in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird as the whites always had the higher say-so in what happened in society and the colored had to do as told.
Instead of focusing his monologue on the play being for all Chinese Americans and their inclusion in a model society, Wittman talks about himself, how he does not fit in, and how he is “unfit for office work” (322). His diatribe embodies the rage that he feels in his life about white American society not accepting him. Wittman is a “human being standing right here on land which I belong to and which belongs to [him]” (327), and he is upset that neither group will not accept him solely on this basis. Wittman says that he wanted to create a Chinese American community that is not distinct from the rest of America because of its Chinese roots; "we need to be part of the daily love life of the country, to be shown and loved continuously until we’re not
In today’s society, a person may not know but will tend to discriminate against someone who may seem different due to their skin color. This country has been living in a nation that has suffered years of abuse and racial segregation. The Charleston church shooting is the fundamental case in quite a while in which blacks genuinely were secured by a white individual as an ensuing consequence of their race. The Charleston strike was a loathsome, sickening wrongdoing. White-on-black crime is amazingly striking all over the place in America, close liberal inventive purposes of imprisonment.
Published in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, this article delves into the history of Japanese Americans, examining the racism and discrimination faced by the immigrants. To begin the scholarly examination of Japanese Americans, the author writes, “Like many other U.S. minority groups, racial or not, Japanese Americans have faced an enormous amount of overt and covert discrimination throughout their history.” On the contrary, the author claims that although Japanese Americans faced rampant discrimination, they became a model minority due to their hard work and persistence. In addition, the author describes the internment of Japanese Americans, comparing it to the Holocaust, Great Migration, and the Trail of Tears. Finally, the author briefly reviews the reparations received by the Japanese Americans for their internment.
Chapter three "Racism and Nativism in Immigration Policy" plainly outlined the evolution in immigration and deportation policy from the 1800 's to the 21st century. There were two specific policies that stood out to me, deep rooted in nativism and racism "Operation Wetback" and "Oriental Exclusion Act." First the Oriental Exclusion Act, which "expanded the Chinese Exclusion Act and prohibited most immigration from Asia." During the Great Depression, many Americans including the politicians were not open to immigrants coming to America. There was economic fear and anxiety and a limited number of resources to be dispersed.
Another example was Asian immigrants known as the "new" ones. Wasn 't easy for them to be in motto my Nordie and be at the top of the list and how the professional migration and family reunification. The policy documents that were demonstrated to the Asian Americans that we constructed their class was a total mess. Just Zinn stated in "or does it explode", " when the war ended, a new element into the racial balance in the United States that enormous, unprecedented upsurge of black and yellow people in Africa and Asia" this just shows how corrupt it was and how African-Americans and Asian people came in after the war and everyone expected them to be a model minority group. Even though they were a critique to others the racism didn 't stop, the structural representation of the Asians were heavily influenced on social problems.