Historical Report on Race

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Historical Report on Race
ETH125
8/18/13

Historical Report on Race

My Dearest friend, I am writing you on this wonderful afternoon to share with you some information that you may not have known about me for the many years we’ve known each other. As you know since we are of Asian American decent our race has been persecuted and discriminated against. With America renounced as one the biggest diverse melting pots for countries it is important for you to know that even after all the persecution and discrimination our culture is still thriving strong. Currently I’m a part of an organization called AAFE which stands for Asian American for Equality. I am writing you this to try to give you much interest and insight into considering joining the ranks of our organization to help better our community of Asian Americans. Since 1974 this group has been standing up for the rights of equality for all Asian Americans. If you didn’t know even after the United States Constitution was ratified to give African Americans equal rights, Asian Americans suffered and didn’t achieve the same equality until years after. It took years of protesting for Asian Americans in order to get average blue collar jobs because most companies believed that they weren’t hard workers at all and were discriminated by their race. Even though you can look back in time to see that most of the labor intensive things like the railroad systems throughout America were built by Asian Americans because they are such hard workers. It wasn’t until the first year that this organization was formed that Asian Americans culminated together along with Blacks and Latino’s in order to fight big corporate companies to give us fair blue collar jobs. Besides not able to get jobs we were also subjected to the same Jim Crow Laws that African Americans were as well as different types of tax laws that prevented us the ability to make a decent living. Besides experiencing not able to get jobs, one of the most notable

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