The Italians came to this nation seeking a better life than the one they had in Italy, and for the most part, this has occurred. They have, as a group, achieved the American dream. Italians were once relegated to live in bad neighbor hoods, work low level jobs, and face discrimination; this is no longer the case. Italian families are just as successful as their Anglo counterparts in almost all areas, including income, education, and property ownership. Who is anybody, with the exception of Italian Americans themselves, to say that this culture must be preserved?
No one really knows where wage inequality came from but there are several theories. When it comes to the building industry two major factors that lead to wage inequality are outsourcing and immigrants. The reason why immigrants cause wage inequalities is because they will work for less than the average American citizen. The only reason we outsource is to get the work done at a cheaper cost. Some believe that wage inequality was caused by educated people versus uneducated people.
The second generation Asians, born in the United States could not get better paying jobs because of the discrimination against them. The source of the prejudice and discrimination will always be that American’s thought they were superior to the Asians. After reading and researching about this racial group I have come to understand them better than I originally did. I didn’t know much of their culture or their history so it was a good look in the past for me. Although I have never treated another human being any differently than how I would want to be treated I think I will look at every Asian in a different light because of what their ancestors have
Over-production – Fewer products such as cars, consumer good etc were not being sold as factories were making more goods than Americans needed or could afford to buy. As the number of sells went down, the prices of goods also went down which meant that wages had to be kept low. When this did not work, industrialists had to resort to sacking workers, and because the workers did not have any more money, they could not afford luxury so factories continued to
One of the big issues in these two eras was conflicting definitions of “freedom.” Although people had freedom to make money in the Gilded Era, only a small minority of robber barons could do so. In the Progressive Era, White immigrants and women had more rights and freedom to help improve their own working and living conditions. This ultimately made America better, more democratic, forward and progressive. The ideas of Social Darwinism, the Gospel of Wealth, and Horatio Alger success formula made the Gilded Era. Government played a minor role and cities did not offer public relief.
A lot of American citizens don't like the idea of this immigration reform because they think the United States its going to get worst and because the immigration reform is against their morals and the law. One of the cons is that less-skilled American citizens will earn less money and have fewer job opportunities because they must compete with immigrants in the job market. American citizens don't want the immigration reform because they think immigrants are going to take away their opportunity for jobs. The economy is bad right now with jobs. There is less opportunity of jobs than before.
Both groups were forever transformed.Although the Italian and Harlem Renaissance may now appear similar in a countlessnumber of ways, there are also some differences between them. After all, they are not completelyidentical. The Italian Renaissance occurred because of economic collapse and disaster. Naturalenvironmental causes and disease led to the development of the Renaissance. However, theHarlem Renaissance did not occur because of an economic crisis or disaster.
This does not seem like a commonwealth mentality. There have even been talks about turning Puerto Rico into a socialist Island. Which, again this would further damage the countries plan of independence. Although, socialism may be the way to go to assist in Puerto Rico recovery towards a better future, this can also back fire since many people can be forced to have health care and pay taxes. The problem with unemployment is that no one is spending money and putting the money back into the economy.
Becoming American Summary Dinesh D’Souza plants a strong point in his essay that he believes that the search for better life does not have to do fully with economical reason, but also it comes from dreams and beliefs a person may have for that better life. He also uses the essay to try to defend America from the talk about immigration only being for money. The reason people immigrate to America for the hopes of “Becoming American” is more about the way the life they have before in other countries. The hardships which include overcrowded transportation, pollution, unsafe drinking water, lack of education for children, and corrupt governments are a reason people look to America for a better life. And citizenship.
No matter the money Cofer’s father might have had, because they were Puerto Rican, no white American landlord would let them rent a more suitable apartment. Although many families like Cisneros and Cofer may have made sacrifices and been victims of racism, their journey bettered their future generations. The America today prides itself on its diversity amongst citizens. If immigrant families stopped migrating or returned to their home countries, this country would not be the melting pot of opportunity that it has become. They overcame the discrimination and created a better country for