I chose this topic because it’s very interesting. I think that we all know that discriminating someone by their religion, color or nationality is illegal. According to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, its illegal to against a person based on his/her color, religion, sex, disability, and national origin. But this doesn’t mean its all over and the problem is solved, it may reduce the discrimination but not enough to eliminate it.
Canadian 's immigration policies have been known to discriminate based on ethnicity. are speaks a lot to how Canadians shifted in accepting more immigrants, not necessarily because of an expanded view and approval for other ethnicities, but for labor and economic reasons. The post-war era required skillful workers, and now that European migration stalled Canada removed tightly bound racist policies ( Source 2). Before and during World War two, Canada 's immigration Acts particularly the Chinese Immigration Act (1923) were both extremely exclusive and racist. From 1900 to 1965 Canada 's immigration policy favored the British, American and European immigrants. This is what has given Canada the narrative of a "white man 's country". It wasn 't until Diefenbaker and Pearson government 's revised the immigration acts and removed Anglo-European preference. Once immigration expanded to non-European countries Canadians thought their racist roots had perished, however, racist attitudes are still alive.
Racial discrimination commonly refers to unfair or unequal behavior upon on individuals due to their race or ethnicity. Racism has been practiced for decades. Exerting superiority or supremacy over a race of individuals is the attempt of racial dominance. Despite the increasing population in the United States, Hispanic Americans find racial discrimination a reality in their lives. Migration rates have been on a dramatic climb over the past several decades resulting in a significant growth in diversity being experienced. The migration of the various cultural groups, including the Hispanic cultures,
According Almanza, a Latino man working in the helping profession chosen to be interviewed, believes that family and church are the two places that man Latinos turn to when seeking to find assistance or help that might be facing
Racial discrimination among Hispanics in the United States is on the rise along with stricter immigration laws, inadequate education for ESL classes, as well as they are prey to healthcare disparities. Data shows that many states in the United States are implementing tougher immigration laws for their individual states. Also, due to education cuts and kick-backs, English as a second language classes are becoming fewer in many school districts. Finally, health care disparities among Hispanics are on the rise due to lack of insurance, language barriers, and not enough medical resources to meet their needs.
Despite popular belief that the category of whiteness grants many advantages, that was not the case with Mexican-Americans. There were several Mexican-Americans that had whiteness features, and passed as being white, but the Anglo’s were not fond of Mexican-Americans being labeled as white. This led to forms of racial supremacy through legal exclusions, George A. Martinez in Mexican-Americans and Whiteness writes that “Mexican-Americans were earmarked for exclusive employment in the lowest brackets of employment and paid less than Anglo-Americans for the same jobs.” (Martinez 33). Mexican-Americans were treated unequally just because they were Mexican-Americans and not real Americans, these forms of racial supremacy continued, and as a result they were excluded from receiving their full and equal rights.
The Native Americans believed that no one person owns the land; it belongs to everyone. They had lived peacefully in the lands and some tribes moved seasonally. Unfortunately, the Native Americans admirable concept of land ownership was not shared by the white colonists. The conquerors vanquished the lands mercilessly in their king’s name. The victors tore the lands apart for their own benefit regardless of how many people would get hurt. They discriminated the real owners and prevent them to enter to their own lands. Sadly, History is repeating itself; all the dark centuries of colonizing might have vanished, but instead, it has been replaced by the rise of nationalism. Political leaders all over the world are currently riding on a wave of nationalism by stoking fear and hostility towards refugees and migrants. The promise of politicians to reduce immigration in order to secure the nation’s security, the native workers’ wages or employment is merely a discrimination in disguise. Building a wall along the US-Mexico border is a great mistake. This egregious
Immigrants have been discriminated in our society, specially, in workplaces, schools, and public places. People viewed them as illegal, jobless, Mexican, Asian, and refugee. People say that immigration hurts the U.S. middle class and it is responsible for damaging the U.S. economy, but they tend to forget the part that immigrants have been contributing in economy, and also working the jobs that most americans don't want to. The conflict between two different views have been increased in recent days, and the current U.S. administration also enforcing hard line policy towards illegal and other immigrants, which creates higher division in the society, and raised the level of conflict.
Mexican origin US residents and non- American citizens become the target of immigration policies and endure structural racism at the US-Mexico border. The military law is
“The U.S. immigration laws are bad - really, really bad. I 'd say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government 's name.” This quote by Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft, merely describes one of the factors to the bigger issue of immigration in the United States. It is not only a big deal for the government, but also for society. This issue is not just in states that border third-world countries, like Mexico or Cuba, which immigrants would come from. There are also immigrants who immerse themselves into every other state. Many immigrants are here lawfully, but there are some who are not. Either way, almost all of them endure some kind of discrimination throughout their lifetime.
Thanks to the civil rights movement, immigrants can possess the rights of an American if they pass the US civics exam. Immigrants make up 13 percent of the US population, and the amount is growing rapidly. “These provisions are universal in their application to all persons within the territorial jurisdiction, without regard to any differences of race, of color, or nationality; and the equal protection of the laws is a pledge of the protection of equal laws.” ("Undocumented Immigrants DO Have Legal Rights - VIDEO." MALDEF:. Web. 5 Jan. 2016. , 2). The rights for the immigrants have been the same sense 1896, and the Supreme Court ruled that. According to the fourteenth amendment, immigrants have many rights. “…the right to equal protection of
Attention statement: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddles masses yearning to be free” these are the words that have greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants coming to our country on the gates of Ellis Island.
To start it all of,f people need to know what immigrants are and what US citizens are. The difference between immigrants and US citizens is that, an immigrant's is a person who comes to live permanently to the US from a foreign country, and US citizens are people who have legal papers to live and work in the US. US citizens are usually people who were born in the US. In addition, US citizens are able to vote, but immigrants are not able to, due to not having papers. Also, legal immigrants with legal papers have health insurance. Additionally, US citizens are able to do things freely, while illegal immigrants can be deported back to their birthplace at anytime
I’m an alien authorized to work in the US based on a petition for asylum, therefore having an EAD card that’s renewable each year with unrestricted work authorization. My current start and end dates are 05/23/15 to 05/22/16.
Well, your arguments seem to point that discrimination will still occur regardless of whether the government is involved or not. Thus, you think that government should not intervene at all to counter discrimination. However, I beg to differ. Although the government might not be able to fight discrimination completely, I think that there are still alternatives that the government can implement to help fight discrimination. For instance, government can put penalties on a person who is proven guilty of doing an act of discrimination or even fine the companies if they are caught red-handed. Laws do have a significant role in controlling people’s behaviour. If you do not want to follow the law, then change the law. But if you can’t change the law,