The Pros And Cons Of Discrimination Against African Americans

Powerful Essays
Thesis: Historically Asian Americans and African Americans both had to face racism in America, but due to political benefits, Americans became less racist against Asian Americans.
In 1920s, Congress decided to ban all Asian aliens for naturalization and future immigration to America (Dinnerstein, 2015, p.178, last-para). As per Congress, Asians were not true Americans. Therefore, they should live in American society same as African Americans were living under a nation ruled by whites (Dinnerstein, 2015, p.179, first-para). Asian Americans tended to be restricted to segregated neighborhoods, segregated schools. They often did not have the kind of job prospects that white people had. They would be barred from certain kinds of employment either by law or by custom (Guo, 2016, para-4 under the heading ‘An important argument in your book’).
Between the years of 1940 and 1970, Asian Americans exceeded the average household earnings of African Americans. Also, they were able to close the wage gap with whites (Guo, 2016, para-1). Many people gave Asians’ devotion to education as a credit for the rise of their earnings. But according to Hilger’s research, Asian Americans began to earn more because of less racism from fellow Americans (Guo, 2016, para-2). Discrimination against Asian Americans was not a good look for the Americans on the International stage. Therefore, white American politicians adopted embracing Asians as a tool to win allies in the Cold War. As a result, the
Get Access