The Harsh Reality Of Being An Immigrant Essay

1768 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
It is with a heavy heart that I must type this, but our soon to be President of the United States of America has thoughts that should bring disgust and unpleasantness to hear and yet we have people support it. During one of his many outrageous speeches he gave one that stated this “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”. Ladies and gentlemen, our future leader thinks like this and unfortunately he is not alone. In Americanah we see many people think like this, unfortunately. They look down on people not from around here in America, but even in London. We are shown the harsh reality of being an immigrant and moving to a new location and the discrimination faced not by your gender and your race but by the fact that you are an immigrant. We see that throughout the novel by the way people are treated not because of their skin color but due to that fact.
In chapter 14 on page 101 in my version of the book, we have one of the main characters known as Ifemelu. She tries her best to register for classes,but unfortunately it does not go as expected. We then get a white girl named Cristina Tomas, who is at the registration table. They talk and this how their conversation went “Good afternoon. Is this the right place…

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