Enrique comes across discrimination many times during the book, like the time he was beaten by six men on top of the train. They were angry that these people were coming through their country to get a better life, but in reality they are just jealous of what they are trying to achieve for their family, "This is what they get for doing this journey" (Nazario 47). Adan diaz ruiz mayor of San pedro Tapanatepec is talking in this quote basically saying that he does not approve of immigrants from the south of mexico. Just like how many other people in mexico think of immigrants. They also believe this in the capital of Mexico, Mexico City.
It 's quite ironic that the people of the United States discriminate against people just because of where they came from, even though the people of America have committed a mass genocide which nearly killed off a total race. Immigrants were seen as a whole, and not individual people with different beliefs and morals. It is truly a sad and unhuman thing to do, and as Eric Kaemmerer stated, "With all the hate crimes, it seems that regular Americans inspire terror just as well #"Arab
When he took his office that is the exact oppisite of what he did he was being an entitled selfish brat who only wanted what was best for him and not his people nor his country. He closed the bank because HE didnt support it even though the people did. He pushed out the indians because HE didnt like them. Everything he did was only to benifet from himself and not the country. No president that is this selfish should be remembered yet alone be put on a dollar bill.
It explains that this Mexicans are not treated equally as others, because they come from other country crossing the border. There is no that much explanation for the logos part of the article, it just gives us a hint by saying immigrants. As I mentioned in the above, the article is so emotional explaining the life of Mexicans. Especially the story of de haro. It is so emotional that "they are not even called Mexicans when they found dead, they called ILLEGAL aliens or illegals."
This awful event is controversial to this day when discussing who 's to blame for this crime. We have the servicemen who physically and mentally hurt those who wore zoot suits, and they are seen as the doers of this crime. On the other hand, others blame the media for spreading this news without making the Zoot Suiters seem innocent. The media took advantage of this opportunity to bash the Mexican American community in Los Angeles. The 1930s wasn
Almost every character who comes into contact with Noah Cross ends up with a less than desirable ending. Jake Gittes must live with his biggest failure and an awful truth no one will believe, the innocent citizens of Los Angeles will not even realize that their water supply is being taken from them, and poor Hollis and Evelyn Mulray have both been killed because of a selfish, horrible plot for money. This film truly shows how common, innocent people will be pushed around and taken advantage of by the evil of the world, the cruel reality of
They also made it so white and black people couldn’t be together in public so there had to be different railway cars, water fountains, stores, restaurants and pretty much their whole lives were apart. Tearing two types of people does not help the issue, if anything it makes the issue worse. By tearing apart two types of people, the people will be more racist because they only hear one point of view and no nothing about how the group of people are and what they’re like. Some people tried to test the laws such as white skinned man, Homer Pessey, who had a grandmother who was black. He sat in a white railroad car and the conductor decided he was a black man and Pessey got sent to jail.
Japanese Americans were viewed as alien and untrustworthy, and isolated from others. Life of a Japanese American was harsh and scary because you never knew what the mad people would do. Japanese Americans shouldn’t have been punished because most of them were born and raised on the West Coast. They had to sell their homes, stores, and most of their assets because they could not be certain their homes and livelihoods would still be there on their return. It made no difference that many had never been to Japan because Japananese American veterans of WW1 were forced to leave.
America was officially a “dry” country. Subsequently, the nation realized prohibition was not working and things began downfall. America began to change its mind, repealing the amendment because prohibition was unenforceable, nobody wants it, and legalizing alcohol would benefit our economy. Prohibition was nearly impossible to enforce, and people usually got away with breaking the law. “Smuggling from Mexico and Canada has been successful on a large scale because it is utterly impossible to patrol the thousands of miles of border..”(Haskin 1923)
Across the Wire: Poverty, Violence, and Corruption Numerous people are ignorant of the horrors the people on the Mexican side of the boarder are forced to endure on a daily basis. In Luis Alberto Urrea’s Across the Wire, he gives his personal experiences while he volunteers on the Mexican side of the border. Individuals attempting to cross the border, do so with hopes of better lives and opportunities, because most are unemployed and live under impoverished conditions. Many are unsuccessful in their attempts at crossing the border, and as a result they are sent back. This caused a vast population of poverty stricken adults to live in horrific conditions.
The Indian people of El Paso hated the idea of a statue of such a terrible man being displayed in their city, to them it was like celebrating Hitler, but the amount of money that had already gone into the project was so excessive there was no turning back. One American Indian artist in the community, Maurus Chino, was so disgusted with the idea he started to get the word out about who Oñate really was and the genocide he caused. Maurus Chino started sculpting feet to honor those who lost theirs in the past to Oñate and it also showed that the American Indians of El Paso, Texas were, “putting their foot down,” to the completion and erection of the statue. There were meetings and votes to decide what to do, they couldn’t have a statue paid for by the public’s money, that the public hated, but the amount of money put into the project outweighed the opinions of the public. The best solution to the problem with the statue I believe was renaming it so that it would not be known as The Equestrian instead of Don Juan de Oñate.
So, because of this we are forced to live in squatter settlements called Hoovervilles (shacks that housed millions of unemployed). The name of the towns was to mock the president for allowing the hardships to last as long and as difficult as the Great Depression was. We associated failures and problems with the name Hoover because his actions certainly did not help our economic problems.
Scotty: Dude look at all those Mexicans crossing the border illegally and stealing our jobs! It makes me really mad!! Why can’t they just stay in their own country? Neeyal: Scotty, you can’t say stuff like that. Those “Mexicans” come here to provide a better life for their families.
Dear President Jackson, I believe we have a huge situation regarding the unfair, cruel, and horrible treatment and removal of Native Americans. Why are we violating these American citizens’ rights when they were born here to begin with? These civilized people were minding their own business until you came in and tried to interfere despite the court ruling in favor of the Native Americans. You should be impeached for that mischievous plan. All you care about is the fertile land that these Native Americans lived in; you didn’t care where you would put these Native Americans so you put them in Indian Territory which is dry and not a great place to live since nothing can be grown.
As slavery became free in the north this soon disrupted the founding fathers beliefs of what slavery should be and this dismantled the nations stability to the core. Slaves were always beaten for any punishment to keep them in line. The founding fathers like this due to they can control the slaves out of fear. By corporal punishment spreading across America to the whites it was also the biggest thing slaves had that they were valuable to a point more Valuable than some white people which the founding fathers hated. They hated this because According to Russell he names several slaves that had killed their masters for over beating them and the resistant slaves a lot of the time was allowed to live sometime they weren’t even beaten (Pg.61-62).