They made it through to tell their tales and now because of their fight for their rights, America as a whole could come together stronger than it was before. America has made many mistakes, the internment camps being one of the many. Without the mistakes though, we would never learn. The Japanese had stayed faithful and true to America and with it came great achievement of a stronger nation. After the war, the military started enrolling Japanese-American citizens in the army.
Americans need to swallow some of their pride and openly examine their egotism. Conversely, it should be noted that not all Americans are hypocrites. Many United States citizens are open-minded and willing to accept new ideas as well as new people into the nation. However, there are still too many Americans blinded by their ignorance and façade of perfection. Racism and bigotry towards both citizens and immigrants is rampant throughout the country.
Hindus don't believe in arranged marriage. Although this may be true, in some parts of India forced marriage still exists. Additionally UNICEF stated that 48% of women in South Asian are forced to be married before they are 18. Not only are the being forced into marriage but are being forced to marry men older than them( UNICEF also states that the average age difference in arranged marriages is that the male is 4.5 years older). Not only can people be forced into an arranged marriage but so can you do children.
This lack of assimilation led to racial prejudice and a clear distinction between white and black. Of which took many years and lives to overcome and is still seen today. Whilst in the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean 's, a defined contrast presents itself. It was those of the lower classes in some nations, who had no voice in North America, that made the most social change. The different levels of assimilation resulted in two very different racial ideologies.
As difficult this issue is, taking citizenship birthright away would cause more problems than fixing them Most people are familiar with the term “America the land of opportunity” and the meaning of term pertains to throughout the time’s many people entered this nation for a fresh new start but something that isn’t emphasized enough is that also want to provide a secure future for their upcoming children. Taking away birthright citizenship would not just affect children of illegal immigrants but would also affect the children of those who are immigrating legally. This would create a second class of citizens those who not having the equal rights and privileges. Which usually lead to resentment from the youth against the nation he or she was born in. In his article “Why Birthright Citizenship Is Good for America “Alex Nowrasteh gives an example of two countries who doesn’t offer citizenship by birthright that faced problems.
In the 19th century, racism is a common issue that was not being treated seriously. There are a variety of ethnic groups within the United States itself, and each group is treated differently depending on their skin color. Many serious cases that happened including insults and or even as far as murders. The majority looking down at the minority was considered as a normal thing, however, the formidable groups do not even have the right and the strength to speak up for themselves. This problem did not get solved until one person finally decided to stand up and fight for the rights everyone deserves to have, which was when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C at which
In our advanced 21st century, it is hard to imagine our society as anything short of perfect. After all, we have come a long way from our seafaring ancestors. However, the reality is that despite how we may sometimes avoid seeing it, our society is anything but perfect. A very prevalent issue today is that despite laws being set in place to enforce the equal treatment of men and women, women all over the world today still face poor treatment and discrimination. Because of how deep and long this problem has run, revising discriminatory laws may not abolish discrimination and legislating laws that endorse gender equality may not necessarily create equality.
On California’s west coast, in and around the year 1906, there was much bigotry toward the Chinese immigrants that lived in Chinatown. They were not wanted in “white stores”, “white schools”, or even “white towns”, and they were tormented daily because, simply, they were not like the vast majority of people that lived in that area. Most of the Chinese who lived in Chinatown were destined to wash laundry, plant gardens, and chop wood because it was nearly impossible for them to get an education higher than the eighth grade. Stacey Lee, a Chinese-American author, brings all of these cultural issues to life in her novel Outrun the Moon. Her main character, Mercy Wong, faces bigotry every day.
Depending on the strength of the bond a family has to the individual compared to the one they have with their beliefs, determines their acceptance or lack of. The rejection of one’s own family is hard to imagine and is a struggle to go through especially in a culture known for its close family ties. In the documentary, Tal Como Somos: The Latino GBT Community, a transgender women Gabriela, before her transition was kicked out of her family home when she was around sixteen years old after her mother caught her wearing hair extensions. This rejection had caused her to turn to alcohol and then drugs. She eventually conquered her addictions and successfully made her transition into the women she is now, but her experience shows how important acceptance really is.
There are approximately 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States spawning from many different countries and continents. Illegal immigrants come to America to escape from many different kinds of mistreatment from their home country. When an individual moves they are often followed by others who are encouraged to find a better quality of life. Obtaining a citizenship is strenuously difficult to attain because of raised standards, language and education barriers, along with the fear of the United States government and society projecting bias towards immigrants. The feeling of being burdensome, unappreciated, and unintelligent due to the language barrier when communicating with others.