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Resistance in the Asia American History - Strategies of resistance - Litigation - Court laws - Legal actions - Labor Strikes - Homeland Politics Wick Ho v. Hopkins (1886) - Chinese Laundry Ordinances in San Francisco (1873-1885) - Written in Neutral Language - Wooden Building and in SF city limit - Required an operating license from the board of supervisors - Wick Ho used/petitioned the 14 th amendment against Hopkins(officer) who arrest him for not having a license to operate a laundry business - 14 th amendment states equal protection under the law - Unconstitutional that White Americans are able to get the licenses and not the Chinese/Chinese American Civil Right of 1970 - Forbade imposition of discriminatory “punishment, pain, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind.” - Wick Ho used this civil right as well Organic Act 1900 - An act to implement a government system and a constitution within Hawaii Great Strike of 1909 - Plantation camps – isolated, unconnected - Japanese ethnic newspapers - Organized collective actions - Plantation owner paternalism adopted - Recruitment of Filipino 1920 Plantation Strike - Filipino and Japanese workers - Raise labor wages - Interethnic unity Cannery Workers and Farm laborers Union (CWFLU) - Virgil Dunyungan (President of CWFLU) - Cornelio Mislang (Secretary of CWFLU) - To overcome factionalism - First-led Filipino Union in U.S. that was successful and affiliated to AFL (American Federation of Labor) - Formed on June 19 th , 1933 in Seattle - Social welfare programs – support Filipino immigrant community We are America! (Bolusan, pg 189) - “America is a prophecy of a new society of men: of a system that knows no sorrow or strife or suffering...America is also the nameless foreigner, the homeless refugee, the hungry boy begging for a job and the black body dangling on a tree. America is the illiterate immigrant who is ashamed that the world of books and intellectual opportunities is closed to him. We are all that nameless foreigner, that homeless refugee, that hungry boy, that illiterate immigrant and that lynched black body. All of us, from the first Adams to the last Filipino, native born or alien, educated or illiterate –We are America!” (p. 189) Two differing visions of
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America Contradictions and inequalities at the heart of America Mobility in “America in the Heart” by Bolusan Spatial mobility as migrant farm workers Lack of socioeconomic mobility Continual migration highlights departure, imparlance, incompletion, rootlessness, dispossession Uneven, divided America at the heart of America Homeland Politics - Transnationalism – The process where immigrants formed economic, political, and social relationships across geographically, spreading cultural and belief across - Diaspora – The dispersal of an ethnic group from their homeland to another 1 land or more - Transnationalism mainly occurs because of diaspora Ghadar Party - Ghadar Party was an organization founded by Punjabi-Sikhs, principally Sikhs in the United States and Canada with the aim of securing India's independence
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