Even working in the lower class jobs they were discriminated by the white people they were working with. Making it hard enough to keep the low paying job they had already. In response to this the 1868 Burlingame Treaty was created for equality between the Chinese and white laborers (Rivero, Chen, Huynh, Peterson, Lasky, 2010). Even with the passing of this treaty it did not change much for Chinese immigrants. They still dealt with discrimination while at work causing a lot of them to lose or quit their jobs (Rivero, Chen, Huynh, Peterson, Lasky, 2010).
Foreign Chinese couldn't become voters as a result the Naturalization Act of 1790 that reserved naturalized citizenship to "free white persons". This remained in until repealed by the Civil Rights Act of 1870.By then, American state had collected 5 million dollars from the Chinese. To defend Free White Labor against competition with Chinese Asian Labor and to Discourage the Immigration of Chinese into the State of California" was another ... ... middle of paper ... ...time period when white Americans discriminated Chinese immigrants. It was called the "Yellow Peril" because they would call Chinese yellow and make other racist jokes about them. This was not only applied to the Chinese but to the Japanese as well.
People felt that Chinese people were taking the jobs away from them, because Chinese people worked for much smaller salaries that businesses preferred. This mindset gave way to the creation of The Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1882, which prohibits more Chinese immigrants from coming to America. In addition, the act states “no State or court of the United States shall admit Chinese to citizenship”. Like the Naturalization Act, the Chinese Exclusion Act was created to hinder Chinese people from becoming citizens so that America could remain homogenously white (186). It also aimed to stop Chinese people from establishing a bigger community in the country in hopes of eliminating the threat of competition to their white counterparts (186).
I think that Chinese railroad workers were definitely exploited by the owners. With very low wages, and poor working conditions, I don’t see why the Chinese put up with that. The owners didn’t really care for them like they did for white people. Also, the owners convinced the Chinese that work would be safe, saying that nobody would get hurt. This made them feel better about dangerous jobs, but after many deaths, the immigrants found out that it was not safe at all.
Mao also the revolution is not getting lots of benefits as what they planed/ expected. Mao also told the public that he think it is unfair for the peasant’s children, because the children who live in the cities and the member of CCP got better education. He said this war just making a new middle class that lots of people hated. But that was not the case; Mao actually started the Cultural Revolution because he wants to regain his power because he knows he lost many of his power because of the failure of the Great Leap Forward. He also wanted to destroy Liu and Deng because they are most powerful after the Great Leap Forward.
Duk believes that, “school is a place where the Chinese are comfortable hating Chinese. ‘Only the Chinese are stupid enough to give a kid a stupid name like Donald Duk’.”(Chin 2). Duk is not the only person in the dilemma, but a lot of people believe the flaws of their race by listening to another society. The hate of calling himself Chinese is too great for that he even hates his name, and reasons that people who gave it to him were not eve... ... middle of paper ... ...ars he purposely tries to avoid his heritage, but afterwards he discovers more about himself. The society’s tendency of excluding the Chinese from the pictures of the railroad and making them seem of lesser importance, has set a mindset in Duk’ mind that they have no worth.
Others immigrants come back to their home country because they cannot support that adventure and they give up. However, there are other immigrants who do not have the same luck that others have, and they are caught or murdered by the border patrol. That is why Latinos have to be honored because taking the risk of leaving their home country to find something better in the US is something that not all the immigrants can
Had China remained in contact with the Western world it would have been possible for them to be as advanced a civilization as the Western world. As the Chinese government had their head buried in the sand with worry over losing control of their empire, they neglected to maintain the basic essentials of a functional country. All of China's canals eventually decayed as they were left unrepaired for years, the ironworks that China once prided itself one became obsolete with out a second look, and the army itself was no match for any Western army. The merchants were of no avail to the poor Chinese civilians as their profits on land and education. Upon shutting out the rest of the world China had forbidden the us... ... middle of paper ... ...Sun Yat-sen was to be sworn in as the first president of the provisional government of China's new Republic.
They always said “our Hong Kong people were … Chinese were….” It felt like they didn’t regard them as Chinese. Also there were always some people claimed they hated Chinese and asked Chinese not to travel Hong Kong. Ironically, after the number of tourists from the mainland of China decreasing, they regretted because they wanted money. At first, I thought those views were totally untrue and were concocted
This tragic event also happened when the conflict between China and Philippines arouse. Some Chinese nationals betray our OFW’s by refusing to give their salaries and not allowing them to take enough rest during their work. Still, some Chinese nationals also deny and renounce to accept Filipinos as an overseas worker in their country. For them, Filipinos are weak, faint, unsubstantial and frail. They treat us as poor and slave because for them, our country only depends to China in terms of its trade activities specifically most of our imports cam... ... middle of paper ... ...reigners discriminate us not because of our inabilities but because of the economic status of our country.