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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Good poems/speeches on modern racism?

I need this for english, so do you know and modern racism speeches or poems or anything!?!?! books, movies? i really need some help.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Racism, Nationalism, Tribalism and the Caste system: What they've done to the world in the last 100 years

    Some Statistics and Facts

    But here's some racism that has conveniently been left out.

    Spanish Conquest 1492-1580

    America to 1744

    Modern Racism

    Dozens arrested in crackdown on Latino gang accused of targeting blacks

    FBI foils plot to bomb New York temple; 4 arrested

    Cesar Chavez was against illegal Mexicans coming and taking work from the Mexican American farmers he "unionized". In fact he was much worse in his tactics to get rid of them than the minutemen are being accused of today. People who praise Cesar Chavez seem to leave that part out about him.

    César Chávez

    Excerpt: Immigration

    "The UFWA during Chávez's tenure was committed to restricting immigration. César Chávez and Dolores Huerta fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964. Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined U.S. workers and exploited the migrant workers. Their efforts contributed to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964. In 1973, the UFW was one of the first labor unions to oppose proposed employer sanctions that would have prohibited hiring undocumented immigrants. Later during the 1980s, while Chávez was still working alongside UFW president, Dolores Huerta, the cofounder of the UFW, was key in getting the amnesty provisions into the 1986 federal immigration act.[8]

    On a few occasions, concerns that undocumented migrant labor would undermine UFW strike campaigns led to a number of controversial events, which the UFW describes as anti-strikebreaking events, but which have also been interpreted as being anti-immigrant. In 1969, Chávez and members of the UFW marched through the Imperial and Coachella Valleys to the border of Mexico to protest growers' use of undocumented immigrants as strikebreakers. Joining him on the march were both Reverend Ralph Abernathy and U.S. Senator Walter Mondale.[9] In its early years, Chávez and the UFW went so far as to report undocumented immigrants who served as strikebreaking replacement workers, as well as those who refused to unionize, to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.[10][11][12][13][14]

    In 1973, the United Farm Workers set up a "wet line" along the United States-Mexico border to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States illegally and potentially undermining the UFW's unionization efforts.[15] During one such event in which Chávez was not involved, some UFW members, under the guidance of Chávez's cousin Manuel, physically attacked the strikebreakers, after attempts to peacefully persuade them not to cross the border failed.[16][17][18]."

    More racism

    Race and Racism in Latin America: The Caribbean - 24 Jul 08

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    Race and Racism in Latin America: Brazil - 25 Jul 08

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    The New Racism in America 2007: Whose Fault Is It NOW?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ever heard of Martin Luther King? A famous black man who wanted to see equality, especially in the southern states of america. You can google his name it will give u some info. Hope this helps. Also Ceasar Chavez a man who tried to help the poor mexican farm workers. Also the Compton riots in the early sixties. And Rodney King who got beat up by racist people and left paralyzed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Mississippi Burning is a great movie about African Americans and racist views in the south. Also, do you know that the popular orator Malcom X had his name changed to el hajj malik el shabazz before he was killed. Seriously, look it up. Anyway, I included a link that will tell you more about the movie. It was directed by Alan Parker.

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