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
Cesar Chavez gave Hispanics many rights, and benefits. Cesar Chavez was a symbol for farm workers everywhere. He founded the UFW, and spoke about all the accomplishments the union had in his Commonweath Club Address. Chavez got farm workers better working conditions, and gave all Hispanics hope which made the farm workers able to rise in the social ladder.
Cesar Chavez and Gandhi are both two different people that defended other people. They both wanted to accomplish an important goal that would change the future for other people to have their rights. Cesar wanted to get paid more money for what they were working for by protesting to the owner of the company and not eat the food the company distributed. Gandhi wanted India to be free once again and not ruled by Great Britain so he gather people to go protest to the government he wanted to accomplish a goal that would help the people of India. He was remembered to a model to the people for helping to free India.
In the 1960s the Chicano movement was at its peak. Many demonstrations brought new protection and rights to the Latino community and each demonstration of Latino power required unprecedented leadership and dedication. The La Raza organization was created to benefit the Chicano community thus the La Raza award is the award given to those who show a commitment to the community and advancement of Latinos that is unsurpassable by anyone else. One of the leaders during the Chicano Movement was Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez’s actions during the farm workers movement made him deserving of the La Raza award because of his use of nonviolent methods of change and the foundation he laid toward helping the Chicano community in the future.
Years back, migrant farm workers worked the fields of California in horrible conditions such as no breaks and pesticide exposure. Years before that, poor children had to work in factories and mills, losing fingers from accidents as they live off of stale bread and coffee. But two people were able to help these people from the unfair treatment they were up against, Cesar Chavez and Mother Jones. Both were able to give their people a better life to their people, later on or during their lifetime. “About Cesar” is a biography by the Cesar Chavez Foundation (CCF) about the life of Cesar Chavez when he learned the difficulties of migrant farm workers and later on creates a union, helping those farm workers stand up and fight for themselves and
Art Torres attended Chavez’s funeral, and declared, “Cesar Chavez is our Gandhi, our Martin Luther King” (León 857). He compares Chavez to these activist to what he did to help those Latino workers. Chavez was a leader to the Latino farmers, and led them to better working conditions. Chavez is known for the social justice work he did. After his death, he was nominated for two medals.
Who is Cesar Chavez? Do you have the slightest idea as to who he is, where he came from, or what he did? According to source AA, Cesar Chavez was a man, who was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona in the United States of America. When he grew up he decided to invest his time to help others. He helped the farm workers receive better working conditions, and better wages.
Determined to fight for the rights of those farm workers who were afraid to speak up. Never forgot his roots and never forgot where he came from, always remembered how much he struggled. Cesar was seen as a hero in the eyes of farm workers, his goal was to stop rape, torture, and inhumanity amongst the farm workers. He went on a hunger strike for 26 days to defend their rights. Cesar Chavez fought for farm workers rights, inspired and motivated them to come together, and because of him farm workers nowadays have many benefits.
Some would die due to the horrible working conditions such as no water, no breaks, and harsh labor. For these struggles to end farmers needed a new leader to fight for them and that 's when Cesar Chavez came along. When Cesar Chavez came along and took control he became an effective leader because he was willing to create a union, expose the working conditions, and his methods of boycotting. One of the reasons why Cesar Chavez was an effective leader was because he created a union.
After just finishing chapter two, I can honestly say that the farmworkers movement and the importance of worker’s rights makes a lot more sense and I understand more of the Mexican American (and Filipino) struggles. Due to César Chávez and many others just as passionate about the movement, minorities saw their fight as hope that anyone can stand up to injustices. From reading chapter 2, I can accrue more information about César Chávez and Dolores Huerta and their impacts on the movement, as well as a deeper understanding of the importance this movement is to the Mexican and Mexican American people. My people. To start, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta inspired people to stand up for worker’s rights and that standing up to higher authority
The Bracero Program was a bi-lateral agreement to export Mexican laborers to American farms form 1942 to 1964. As the United States fought in World War II, it need a large labor supply to feed its effort so it turned to Mexican Braceros to fill that gap. The photo above is of Mexican Workers on their way to a Bracero Camp. It represents everything the program meant, it was the exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few. Even though its origins were noble, the program quickly became a way for American agribusiness-men (Growers) to exploit and profit.
Cesar Chavez History Day Project One Mexican American farm worker dedicated his days to better the lives of his people, his name was Cesar Chavez. Horrendous treatment of farmworkers caused Chavez to take a stand for what he believed in, for no one should be treated poorly because of race or social class. During Chavez’s life, he organized peaceful protests, boycotts, as well as participated in a historic 36 day "Fast for life". Chavez not only changed the working rights for farm workers but subsequently gave dignity to the working class of America. The legacy that Cesar Chavez left behind was that he became the most important leader of the Latino people in the United States, and he founded the still standing United Farmworkers of America.
Mexican-American Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) is known as an American farm worker, a prominent union leader, labor organizer, and a civil rights activist. By having much experience since he was a migrant worker when he was very young, Chavez with another co-founder created The National Farm Workers Association in 1962 that later became United Farm Workers. As a union leader, his union and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee made their first strike against grape growers in California. Having been through many hardships as a migrant farm worker, the Latino American civil rights activist led marches, called for boycotts, and made strikes to raise and recover conditions for farm workers. His contributions led to numerous improvements for
Cesar Chavez, born March, 31, 1927 near Yuma, Arizona, was a civil rights activist who fought for rights of farmers. He was the founder of National Farmers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. He used nonviolence to fight for the union’s agenda. Chavez was a prominent labor leader throughout his life. He died for April 23, 1993 near San Luis, Arizona (Biography.com)
Till this day, Cesar still is known as a strong Latino American civil rights revolutionary who was a leader in the American labor movement. He changed the world because of his strikes with many Latinos, causing the 9 dollar minimum wage for all jobs in the US and farmlands must provide bathrooms for the workers . Thanks to Cesar Chavez and many other people that helped him, farmworkers have homes with electricity, clean water and bathrooms, helped multiple Mexican go to school without being abused, and help make the law of a limited minimum wage for all people in the world . Born in Yuma, Arizona with his immigrant parents, Cesar Chavez moved to California with his family in 1939. From 1939 to 1949 he had moved up and down the state working in multiple state fields.
Adding to the difficulties faced by braceros who attempted to engage in the program and come to work in the U.S. legally, there was the problem of illegal immigration and the fact that the INS, at least tacitly, encouraged Mexicans to illegally cross the border into the U.S. Illegal workers were often “legalized” if they happened to be detained by the border patrol, especially if it was during a peak season for American farmers. (cite, 140) At some points during the program, depending on the state in question, the number of illegal workers actually outnumbered legal braceros. (cite, 141) This certainly served to make the plight of the braceros an even more unsavory one. As Mexicans flooded across the border in ever-increasing numbers, the advantage