They are the ones that owed us money, but they still used the police to kick us out!” (Ching Yoon Louie 50). These immigrants work hard and long hours, they deserve to get the extra pay they have worked for. The Americans see them as animals or even maybe “slaves,” which don’t deserve as much as we have. They are humans, and every human is made equal, so they should get the equal treatment they are entitled to. Some of these people have started to realize that this is not right, so they have gone out and formed social movement groups.
As well as random fights and gang wars, we can see economic injustices, such as certain businesses refusing to even consider hiring Irish workers due to their stereotype. As well as the tensions between the relatively new immigrants, we can also see tensions between new immigrants and the less recent immigrants. The older immigrants can be seen to be mainly made up of a certain breed of
This was seen as very bad news for the Catholics. Since the RUC always stuck with its traditional pro-unionist role, the police force was feared and hated by the Catholic people. This of course, angered many Catholics as they felt that they could not rely on such a corrupt service that basically hated them, but despite this, was supposed to be there to protect them. During the 1960’s, Catholic employment tended towards the lower end of the job market and they were employed mainly in unskilled and lower paying jobs such as, factory workers and clothing manufacturers. Of course, the Protestants on the other hand had relatively higher paying jobs for example, engineering and shipbuilding.
That outlet was the free Blacks of the time whom the Irish found themselves competing for menial, low wage job against. In a good many cases signs would be posted or job ads would state “No Irish Need Apply” (Gone to America, 2000, pg.4, para.3). The Irish were in opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation, the freeing of the slaves would simply add to their problem they had competing with Blacks for jobs. The worst violence surrounding this time in Irish American and Black American history took place in July 1863 in New York city when riots broke out between the two groups. These riots were sever enough that Federal troops were called in to put a stop to the fighting but not before 18 free Blacks Americans died and $5 million worth of property was damaged.
Martin Luther King was angered by the signs all over the streets that he lived near which said “Whites only”. He, along with Rosa parks led a boycott against Montgomery busses, which made African–Americans sit in the back and white people to sit in the front. This law was later abolished by the Supreme Court, since bus companies were losing a large amount of money. Martin Luther King also did lots of other things to stop racism. Louis Riel and his Métis followers felt threatened by Thomas Scott, an Irish Protestant who was against Métis and Roman Catholics being involved with the Government.
The British showed discrimination throughout history towards the Irish, for they treated them in an extremely mean manner. The English colonizers thought of them as sluggish people, who were criminals, and formed a two-tiered social structure; in addition they were prevented from purchasing land, bear office and could not marry other colonizers (Takaki 27). Altjough race was not the deciding factor for this discrimination, the English showed they felt superior to another group. The Irish were thought to be savages and this same type of thoughts was then directed toward Indians, for the first English colonizers in the New World found that the Indians reminded them of the Irish (29). However, with the Indians, race played a factor because they were of dark complexion unlike the Irish and the English wondered if they were different kinds of savages.
Even when it came to more accomplished African diplomats, they too were mistreated simply due to the color of their skin. Maltreatment occurred across the United States, as people of African descent were rejected from restaurants, social clubs and decent housing was denied (Romano, 2000, P.551-552). This mix of injustice begin to create a melting pot of frustrations and civil unrest. At the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement were two
Though the fifteenth amendment gave black males the right to vote a poll tax was introduced to eliminate the black vote. It was effective because the large majority of blacks were poor and needed the money for priorities other than voting. Policies like these drove blacks deeper into poverty and only made the color line more definite. Racism also played a large role in immigration. Immigrants from all over the world were flooding the shores of the U.S. looking for the promise of the American Dream.
KKK was hugely supported by whites and became the voice for poor uneducated whites who felt threatened in competing for housing and jobs. Blacks had limited educational and job opportunities as many whites did not want to integrate. Limited education and job opportunities were out there for blacks as many worked domestically or in the fields such as farming. These poor standards motivated blacks to boycott Montgomery buses and change the future for blacks. Last cause of Montgomery Bus Boycott was the Supreme Court
During the time period in which the story takes place, black people were not considered equal to white people and were treated horribly as if they were weak and naive. Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, describes the racism and prejudice towards black people and how she makes a good diction against it. The black people in the novel are strong-willed for not succumbing to white people for they have their own volition. They are treated like they are naive or ignorant but they have their own intelligence and experiences that proves their strength. Everybody deserves the same justice that everyone else is given in a court of law, no matter if someone is better than them.