Red Discrimination In The 1920s

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Register to read the introduction… Red is the colour of communism, and in some areas of the US, the colour red actually became ferociously frowned upon during this time. This was soon portrayed as the …show more content…
Racism has long since existed, and in 1918, it was just as strong as it ever has been. There doesn’t have to be a sound reason for the Americans wishing the foreigners gone, it could’ve just been the prejudice our human nature bears against anything that is different or new to us. The immigrants were of a different culture, looked different and entered America at the bottom of society. They entered America on the American man’s mercy, thus already entering humility into their souls. So, was it not a normal reaction for the American man to treat him with contempt, or just barely acknowledging him at all? So, if many a white man treated the immigrants in that fashion, would it not slowly transfigure, distort into racism and spite? The hate would become more rooted with each generation, there would come a stage where the “purity” of the American race was being questioned, what with all the foreigners floating around the country. There would come a time when the people in the Land of the Free, the retreat for many poor families, would turn against them utterly and completely and want to turn them out the country, so as to “preserve the purity of the noble American race”. If this is the answer to the question, the Americans will appear extremely cruel and heartless. These people flocked to their threshold, with a simple wish of a better existence, and were turned away for the …show more content…
Yes, I think that there were genuine, reasonable fears that racked the US, such as growth of slums and threat of revolution, but these could be easily surpassed and eventually become a cover, to shield the world from their bitterness and hostility. Racism made them turn against the people who relied on their mercy, people utterly defenceless, completely powerless. I find this very unfair, although this is a controversial topic. However, I hope there will not be an event like this one

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