The 1920s were filled with xenophobia, fundamentalism and extreme conservatism and so to say that this was an age of tolerance would be incorrect. Many immigrants and foreigners were discriminated against and unfairly treated. The revival of the vigilante group, the KKK, showed the lack of tolerance for those that were described as Un-American. (Unbelievers, bootleggers, those guilty of marital infidelity, criminals and the correct) This group was made up of immigrants, Jews, Blacks and Catholics. An example of how the 1920s were not an age of tolerance was how immigrants were treated badly; a demonstration of this was the case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian-American men, who were arrested and charged with murder and robbery in Massachusetts.
The Chinese unskilled workers were all ignorantly called “Coolies” when the word itself meant Koo for “rent” and lee for “muscle”. As the mining continued during the Gold Rush, many of the Chinese camps were moved apart from the White American camps, due to the random violence that would happen to the Chinese. The Segregation was only the beginning of the Chinese discrimination (California). With the sudden panic of 1873 and its ill effects brought the matter sharply before the public and especially that portion of it was out of the lack of
Burton Rascoe of Newsweek called The Grapes of Wrath a “mess of silly propaganda, superficial observation, careless infidelity to the proper use of idiom, tasteless, pornographical, and categorical talk” (Cordyack). However, the most vicious of these attacks came from the Associated Farmers of California. They were discontented with the book's depiction of California farmer’s attitude and demeanor to the migrants (that they responded with fear instead of charity, and took advantage of the migrants desperation for food, work, and land [Leithauser v-xii]), and its ‘one-sidedness’ in the migrant’s favor. They denounced it as a “pack of lies” and labeled it “communist propaganda.” Steinbeck’s liberal political views (influenced by radical writers such as Lincoln Steffens, Ella
Throughout his twelve year reign of China he was much despised by his people and his court officials. He phenomenally remains as one of history’s cruellest and most hated emperors, having enslaved Qin’s citizens to provide labour on two of the world’s oldest manmade infrastructure—the Great Wall of China & the Terracotta Warriors—and slaughtering thousands for defying or opposing his ways of ruling, most notably the event that is called “To Burn the Books and Bury the Scholars Alive” (焚书坑儒). The main reason to the first emperor’s vicious way of ruling that led to his bad reputation was his rebuffing of Confucian teachings which made the feudal society ideology. Confucian’s idea of being a good monarch was to be a kind, understanding ruler in order to encourage the people to do the right thing. Instead, First Emperor believed that relying on rules and executing criminals is the ultimate solution to force people to listen and obey him.
Throughout John Steinbeck's The Pearl, among the most controversial topics, greed and prejudice are most prevalent. From the beginning with the evil doctor, up until the very stunning conclusion. Some examples of prejudice include: the priest considered Kino’s people as children, everyone thinking Kino is a dumb Indian (doctor & pearl buyers), Kino is distrustful to all whites because they spoke to Indians as if they were animals, etc. Some examples of greed include: pearl buyers wanting to keep most of the profit from the pearl, townspeople always wanting something from Kino, Kino’s yearning for so many items after he discovers the pearl, doctor refusing to treat Coyotito up until the pearl was found, etc. Greed, or avarice, is known as an intense feeling of want or need.
Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.” The plummet in stock is self-explanatory, as are their ads, clothes are not what are for sale here, and sex is. It is no surprise then, with the unrealistic expectations by set by misleading advertisers that behaviors with sometimes deadly consequences, such as eating disorders are at an all-time high. According to the statistics at the
Eventually, due to the growing out-cry and violence stemming from the controversy, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress to limit immigrant labors into the United States. The consistent, constant and progressive bombardment of articles with images of immigrants stealing what the white workingman was fighting were ways to reach common households. Images were means to show the enemy. The illustrations, for the most part, were crude caricature used to attack a race's stereotypes or general idea of what they stood to destroy. The media period before, during, and after the Chinese Exclusion Act in San Francisco was mostly meant to focus on what the immigration of Chinese was doing to the “American” way of
I see people calling Indians terrorists, whose country isn’t even involved whatsoever. That’s like going to a Chinese or Japanese person and blaming them for Vietnam. People are so uneducated and ignorant and have no idea what is even going on. They just go along with everything else and imitate what they see and hear. What’s even worse is how the actions of few ACTUAL terrorists, labeled the billions of people in Islam and the millions in the middle east, Asia, and in the U.S. terrorists automatically as well.
Yet, it needs to be pinpointed that it was overwhelmingly negative due to the fact that it stressed violent nature as well as lacking intellect. Picture 1 Cartoons for magazines such as Harper's Weekly featured cartoons by Thomas Nast and depicted Irish immigrants as ape-like barbarians prone to lawlessness, laziness and drunkenness. "St. Patrick's Day, 1867...Rum, Blood, The Day We Celebrate" shows a riot with policemen and ape-like Irishmen (from www.victoriana.com/Irish/mail6.htm) Additionally, the physical description of Irish-Americans attributed their perceived character flaws to imputed biological deficiencies. Engle (2001: 152) states: Pseudosciences such as physiognomy and phrenology emphasized the "dark eyes, florid complexion, red hair, robust figure, and simianized face (prominent cheekbones, upturned nose, and projecting teeth)" of Irish Americans. Cartoons in influential magazines such as Harper's illustrated Irish-Americans with extended jaws, dark faces, and beady eyes.
Chinese currency manipulation undermines American manufacturing and our very own job-creating efforts. The unethical practices includes stealing intellectual property of the US, flooding the US market with cheap goods, child labor, wage and hour issues and poor working conditions, the traditional gift giving for the purpose of building network connections, bribery concepts and corruption affects all the shareholders of the USA in the business. These practices have a lot of negative impacts to the USA economy and business of the companies that can take the businesses of the United States of America down in the long term. I think the United States of America needs to pass a bill and enforcement of a trade law and include new ways of administration and management to fight currency manipulation and improve oversight of currency exchange rates and the Treasury Department should undervalue and trigger tough consequences and sanctions for Chinese’ s unfair trade. "China has been known to violate the intellectual property rights related to technology, goods, and services, harming the companies from which it steals.