Mexican America Discrimination
United States has been the land of opportunities, but because of color, race and creed Mexicans have been discriminated against. The opportunity for Mexican Americans has been limited in economic opportunity and social and political advantage. It is not a secret that the Mexicans come to the United States in search of better opportunities for themselves and their families. Discrimination has still remained persistent throughout the years. One of the big reasons why there is a big discrimination is it due to the high numbers of Mexicans crossing the border illegally. Now a day if your appearance is that of a Mexican you are opened to discrimination or could become a victim of racial profiling. Mexicans have been the victims of discriminations throughout the history of the United States .
Mexican-origin has a long history of ancestors that explored and settled here even before the Europeans; as everyone knows this came about when United States gained acquisition of Mexican territory. After United States took over, many Mexicans that were already living in the U.S territory were never assimilated as Americans by the Anglo Americans. They soon started to be seen as an inferior race. During the 1900s to 1930s an influx of Mexicans immigrants arrived to the U.S. to fill in the high demand for work. Mexicans started doing the dirty hard and poorly paid jobs; they were usually agricultural jobs, mining, and railroading. Ronald Takaki author of A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America states, “Chicanas were usually assigned to the worst jobs and received low wages (319). Many of whom were actual Mexican American’s, but that was not a point for discussion. Therefore their working conditions were utterly horrendous, “Chicanos were confined to the routine and back breaking jobs in the field” (323).
The Anglo Americans were the ones who held political power, ran businesses and owned property. Indeed they...