5 EMERGENCE OF A NEW RACIAL ORDER

5 EMERGENCE OF A NEW RACIAL ORDER - 5 EMERGENCE OF A NEW...

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5 EMERGENCE OF A NEW RACIAL ORDER 1. Asians in the West a. Dramatic increase of Chinese Immigrants on the West Coast in early 1850s b. California Gold Rush (seeking $$). Most ended up turning to the RR for work. Many more came for specific work on the RR. Hopes to make $$ and return to China. c. Who were these people? i. Almost all males… Peasant Class….Illiterate ii. To whites: People looked bizarre (looked different, dressed diff, talked diff, different customs/religion/lifestyle, etc) iii. Bury people, come back years later for bones, ship bones to China WEIRD 1. California passed laws against the cultural practice d. Reaction of California people i. Violence against the Chinese People. ii. Lots of parties operating whose many platform was DRIVE CHINESE OUT iii. Backlash against Chinese. e. CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT 1882 i. Bans Chinese immigration to the US ii. No Chinese allowed in, Chinese already in US not allowed US citizenship 2. African Americans in the South a. Developments since Reconstruction i. About 90% of all Africans lived in the South. Some moved to southern cities, vast
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