The Impact Of The Cesar Chavez Bracero Program

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The United States system such as the economy one has been constructed by a lot of discrimination and inequalities that the government try to hide from its citizens. When I talk about discrimination and inequalities I’m referring to the labor work that a lot of times it goes unnoticed and, not is recognize for how much it contributes to the U.S economy. During the 19th century and through 20th century, we have seen how much impact has the Bracero program done to the U.S economy and, the legacy that Cesar Chavez left for the farm workers. During the 1940s, after the U.S had experienced the great depression, there was a huge demand for labor in the United States. As we have seen throughout the history of how the United States was formed, the …show more content…

The Bracero program was a huge lift up for the U.S and Mexico economy, but it was also full of injustices and exploitation for man who was on this program. Man who was working by the Bracero program had horrible working conditions and the process to get selected was totally inhuman, as Gilbert Gonzalez highlights on the article Guest Worker or Colonized Land “The men were stripped and told to enter an empty chamber resembling a large shower; here they were dusted with lindane, intended to rid them of body lice. Of all the measures that men had to undergo, this spraying was considered the most unpleasant, possibly because they were dusted without mask and forced to breathe the poisonous mist” (Gonzalez p.76). This quote highlights the welcome that the U.S gave to this men who came to the U.S to work their lands to better their economy and, this is how they receive them. This is exploitation to a specific group who is basically been treated as if they were animals and not humans. The whole system was wrong with the Bracero program, yes man was able to get money to send back to their …show more content…

Cesar Chavez the man who decided to go against the system to fight for his people, but to be specific for the farm workers who didn’t receive any rights at all, terrible working conditions, experience discrimination, and miserable wages. During the 1950-1960s there was no union for Latinos working on the fields, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta came out to form The United Farm Workers union that will help the farm workers receive better working conditions and better salaries. Cesar Chavez mention on his article The Organizer’s Tale his view on people who called themselves “leaders” but in reality wouldn’t help at all “Working with low-incomes people is different from working with the professionals, who like to sit around talking about how to play politics” (Chavez p.111). People who claim to be a leader for the farm workers wouldn’t do anything but, talk about how they will benefit from it. Cesar Chavez is a hero to the farm workers and the Latino community for all the strength he had to show the real world of the farm workers and, for stepping out the shadow to make a change for these working people. As Chavez himself mention that all the work he did was to help the farm workers who were afraid to come out of the shadows “what we had to go through because of low wages and the conditions, basically because there was no

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