Racism Without Racists By Eduardo Bonilla Slave

849 WordsDec 9, 20144 Pages
As an international student from China, I did not experience serious discrimination as black people did; I did not feel strong oppression as LGBT group did; however, I was indeed treated in a different way, which was racist and discriminated. When I read the materials from class, I felt I had experienced the exactly same thing in my life. Segregation, which was written by Eduardo Bonilla-Slave in his book: Racism without Racists, still happened today in my life; marginalization and powerlessness, which were proposed by Iris Young in her book: Five Faces of Oppression, were common problem for all Chinese nonimmigrants. Nonimmigrants were not equal to illegal residents. Nonimmigrants meant those who held Visas while studying or working in the U.S. Nonimmigrants had the chances to apply for United States Permanent Resident Cards and then applied for United States citizenships to become Chinese Americans. However, they never get the chanced to be real Americans and enjoy the same rights as Americans did. To change this situation, Chinese nonimmigrants must get more political rights and more voice in the government, which was hard but a goal for every Chinese nonimmigrants to achieve. Initially, Chinese nonimmigrants and Chinese Americans contributed a lot to American economic and technological development. United State Census Bureau documented that Chinese Americans work in many white-collar professions compared with 48.1% for all Asian Americans and a national average of
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