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Brandon Dieterle AGB 401 Chinese Culture Immigration is one of the most conversely issues in the United States today. The US is a country formed from immigrants. There have been hundreds of diverse cultures that have made their passage to the US over the last couple centuries anticipating the American dream. Each of these cultures has added their own unique cultural aspects that have created the foundation of what the United States is today. The history of the Chinese immigrants that migrated to California from the mid 1800’s to the early 1900’s is without a doubt the most diverse group of immigrants that came to the United States today. To clearly comprehend how diverse and extraordinary this migrant group was we need to first be aware of exactly what diversity is. Diversity is something made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements. During the Gold Rush was when the first wave of Chinese immigrants came to California. As the Chinese immigrants made their way to California with expectations of “strike-it- rich” with the Gold Rush they frequently faced racism upon arrival to California. New England merchants and shippers that had previously done business with the Chinese had previously label Chinese traders as crafty, scheming, dishonest, and cowardly. The Chinese immigrants were forced to join together to ensure their protection from discrimination. Rapidly the “strike-it-rich” stories were established to be not as promising as they were made to sound. The Chinese began to explore new industries for employment. The Central Pacific Railroad was seeking laborers to insure the railroad was constructed in a timely fashion. The only dilemma was top foremen assigned to hire Chinese immigrants weren’t satisfied in hiring laborers in which they thought were incompetent at performing the task at hand. James Strobridge, who was a “tough-minded Irish work boss of the Central Pacific,
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Brandon Dieterle AGB 401 was ordered to hire Chinese men he exploded with rage and said ‘I will not boss Chinese. I will not be responsible for work done on the road by Chinese labor. From what I've seen of them, they're not fit laborers anyway. I don't think they can build a railroad.’"(Stan Steiner, p128-140) His contempt was common in fact Leland Stanford the governor of California and one of the owners of the Central Pacific Railroad said, “Chinese emigrants as a "degraded" people who were the "dregs of Asia." They were unfit for honest labor.”(Stan Steiner, p128-140) This made it complicated for the Chinese to actually obtain a career even at the railroads. Finally Strobridge decided to hire fifty Chinese laborers and assigned them dull task such as filling dump carts; getting tools and carrying out light duty task. Following weeks of Strobridge observing the Chinese workers work ethics he decided to
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2010 for the course BUS bus 215 taught by Professor Dr.john during the Spring '10 term at Brown Mackie College.

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