Okaasan and Our Oriental Agriculture

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Vanessa Reapor Ethnic Studies 244, Section 01 April 7, 2010 “Okaasan” and “Our Oriental Agriculture” “Okaasan” is a biography of the author, Grace Shibata’s mother. Shibata describes how her mother, Take, immigrated and adapted to life in the United States of America. The thesis of this short story is thinking graciously of others before yourself. For example, Take, Shibata’s mother was the stronghold and pillar of the family. In hard circumstances, Take kept her composure to keep the family unified. “Our Oriental Agriculture” explains how and why the different minority groups: Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Mexicans, and Filipinos migrated to America. In this chapter, the minority groups were first viewed positively and were commonly compared to the other minority groups that came before them. However, when they started to vocalize their needs— higher wages—and expanding their current occupation of laborers to land owners, the majority groups were quickly threatened and assembled to oppress their believed
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ES 244 taught by Professor Yeh during the Spring '09 term at Cal Poly.

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