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Xenophobia Ugly stereotypes and prejudice mark anti-immigration cartoons 49542228 黃馨瑤 49642210 洪釧瑜 49642246 林中河 49642250 黃凱明.

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1 Xenophobia Ugly stereotypes and prejudice mark anti-immigration cartoons 黃馨瑤 洪釧瑜 林中河 黃凱明

2 Xenophobia Fear or dislike of foreigners

3 1850s: Chinese immigrants the U.S.A. 1860s~1870s: Chinese the West Coast (California)

4 1860s, California: 84%: in rural mining regions 7.8%: in San Francisco 1870s, California: 24.4%: in San Francisco Chinatown

5 The growing anti-Chinese sentiment In the printed media Increasingly negative Positive images

6 Slanting eyes More-slanting eyebrows A long queue Traditional Chinese clothing Monopoly

7 Clothing factories Shirt manufactory Underwear Box factory Laundry Cuba Havana

8 Immigration of Chinese labor 19th California-gold rush Building of the First Transcontinental Railroad.

9 California-gold rush Background Janes W Marshall Forty niniers Ten thousands from Latin America, Europe, Austrilia and China Effect Development of government and commerce Effects on Native Americans Anti-foreigner laws (Chinese, Latin American) World-wide economic stimulation (British manufacture china clothing)

10 Building of the First Transcontinental Railroad (after California gold rush) Background Pacific railroad Provide timber and crops Mainly Constructed by Chinese immigrant labor (reason?)

11 Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 Background Gold rush (first? Reason for hire?) After Civil war (Politicized by Denis Kearney) (California Governor- John Bigler) (California government, tax) (1860, reason of exclusion)

12 Chinese Exclusion Act Act By 1878 congress decided to pass legislation California March 6th 1882 fully pass (action?) 1888 Scott Act (action?) 1924 Immigration Act (action?) 1943 Magnuson Act

13 Magnuson Act Background (1943, Warren G. Magnuson )Warren G. Magnuson Content

14 Important immigration acts of U.S. The Naturalization Act of 1790 established the rules for naturalized citizenship The Page Act of 1875 is the first act restricting immigration

15 The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was an explicitly race-based immigration act. The Act of 1891 established a Commissioner of Immigration in the Treasury Department.

16 The Geary Act of 1892 extended and strengthened the Chinese Exclusion Act The Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943,Magnuson Act repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act and permitted Chinese nationals already in the country to become naturalized citizens

17 The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (or Hart-Cellar Act) discontinued quotas based on national origin, while preference given to those who have U.S. relatives. For the first time Mexican immigration was restricted.

18 Talking points 1. Anti-immigration themes abound in early political cartoons. This vicious portrayal of a Chinese immigrant reflected the anger of many Californians in the 1800s. Chinese immigrants were so skilled and efficient they soon dominated the cigar, clothing and laundry trades. What made the Chinese easy scapegoats for San Franciscans frustrated by high unemployment?

19 Talking points * Scapegoat : Someone or a group of people who is/are singled out, unjustifiably blamed, and targeted with severe hostility.

20 Talking points Ans: 1869 Central Pacific Railroad Driving Chinese out A mass movement (in San Francisco in 1877 )

21 Talking points 2. Are similar cultural biases evident in the reaction to Latino immigration issues in the states bordering Mexico and elsewhere?

22 Cultural Bias The phenomenon of interpreting and judging phenomena Economics, psychology, anthropology, and sociology Color, location of body parts, mate selection, concepts of justice and taboos

23 Stereotypes of immigrants Italian: dark hair, olive skin, thick dark, eyebrows, eat pasta, talking loudly Black: stupid, speak different English, dirty, disrespect, violent, poor Irish: potatoes, excellent poets, beautiful voices, fun, stupid

24 Stereotypes of immigrants Jewish: very greedy, large noses, money grabbing cheats, kidnappers, monsters Latino: lazy, dark, indians, loud, they are Mexican

25 Mexico- United States Border International border Runs from San Diego, California, Tijuana and other place 3,169 km Most frequently crossed border

26 Mexico- United States Border To prevent illegal movement across the Mexico- United States border

27 Talking points 3.Racist and ethnic stereotyping in cartoons was common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Define “stereotype” and explain how the term applies to this drawing. Would this cartoon be published by the mainstream press today?

28 Talking points Stereotype, is a common belief about specific social groups or types of individuals. Tradition clothing, small eyes and the hairstyle. Human rights, respect other people. This kind of cartoon is too offensive.

29 Thank you for your attention!


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