Role Of Globalization In California

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Globalization in California Globalization has been a part of California since the very first immigrants set foot on our land decades ago. Since then, immigration has turned our society into a mix pot of scholars and workers. Over the years, we have distinguished certain immigrants from others, claiming those who arrived here earlier to be “American” and those who arrived more recently to be foreign. This difference has been a controversial issue world wide and politically argued to the point of violence. What many fail to realize is the impact “immigrants” have on California economically. They have the majority of the jobs that “Americans” don 't want like service maids, fast food workers, and taxi drivers. If we were to import ever immigrant …show more content…
Food is one of the main elements that defines our culture and without globalization, our choices of food would be nowhere near as exotic as there are in California today. We have food from every culture around the world and most of the restaurant owner, chefs and workers are immigrants. That’s what makes the food so good and differentiates it from our typical “American food.” Without immigrants to introduce us to these different styes of cuisine, we would never get so much first hand exposure to it. If globalization and immigration were to be severely restricted, California would become a bubble. It would be tricky to figure out what is actually American. The world seems to believe our food consists of cheeseburgers, fries and milkshakes which are fatty and unhealthy choices for daily meals. Which is why we need different cultures in order to be able to discover not only our personal preferences but also how to maintain the body and diets that we desire. That’s why globalization is such a key part of many fast food chains and large companies. Through globalization, we are able to franchise our fast food chains by introducing them to foreign countries which makes them more successful in addition to spreading our …show more content…
A lot of immigrants find themselves working more than one job just to be able to support their families. Protests have broken out in an attempt to raise the minimum wage and allow full time jobs for those working at fast food restaurants. McDonald’s specifically was targeted as their workers stood outside a restaurant in Los Angeles in December 2013 demanding an increase in their minimum wage from ten to fifteen dollars an hour. The state’s legislature agreed to support the bill raising the minimum wage and hopefully push it through by 2022. If it is successful, California will become the first state to have a minimum wage of fifteen dollars an hour for health care, food service, retail and other low-wage workers. California has been globalized to the extent that if it were to successfully pass this bill, it would most likely lead to other states successfully raising their minimum wage. A large majority of workers in California are working low-wage jobs and this increase in wage would be major in helping thousands of families put food on the table ever night. Housing prices are unbelievably high in some areas in California like Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco which makes it hard for low-income residents to make rent every month. California is where the McDonald’s brand began and therefore has more McDonald’s than any other state making a raise

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