Iâm white â I donât feel guilty about slavery, segregation, the Trail of Tears or the treatment of Chinese railroad workers â because (now get this) I didnât have anything to do with any of this. that is similar to the reparations towards black people who's ancestors were slaves? From the railroad history: Those Chinese construction workers on the Central Pacific Railroad should be honored and cheered today, just as they were by the railroad officials on the day the rails were joined, and their feat memorialized as it was in the famous painting of the event, the A.J. If we pay reparations to African Americans, are Native Americans entitled to a broader reparations program? I think that the reason why the Chinese migrant laborers have become associated with the railroad and not black workers is associated with our perception of history. What about the INDIANS, the IRISH, the CHINESE RAILROAD WORKERS and the ESKIMOS? Early Chinese railroad workers struck for equal pay and for the right to have Chinese cooks boil tea water to keep them from the killer parasites that decimated white railroad workers who drank from the crowded mountain streams. Calif. lawmaker seeks apology for Chinese workers (Agencies) Updated: 2009-06-18 10:14 SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's Chinese immigrants helped â¦ Except for slavery, Latinos too have suffered many of the same horrors, and still do, as Coates enumerates. Has the USA ever paid reparations to the internment camp Japanese, Chinese railroad workers, or Native Americans? The new five-part documentary series âAsian Americansâ hits the PBS airwaves Monday. Millions of Blacks Coming to DC for Reparations Rally The Black World Today ^ | June 9, 2002 | Conrad W. Worrill Posted on 06/10/2002 6:58:31 AM PDT by H8DEMS. The US government would need to pay reparations to Chinese railroad workers who helped build the US Railway system and who were treated like slaves as â¦ Do I get reparations simply because I happen to be Chinese and the US discriminated against Chinese immigration and Chinese railroad workers in the distant past? L. â¦ I googled it, and found nothing but round about web sites, that didn't really answer my questions. The same wealthy capitalist scions owe reparations to Native nations for the robbery of land and enslavement of their peoples. These indentured laborers, derogatorily called "coolies," became a prime target for criticism in the mid-19th century. received a formal apology today from the provincial government for historical policies that once targeted immigrants and residents. In celebration of St. Patrickâs Day, let us view in retrospect the controversial topic of Irish slavery in the Caribbean. The first immigration of Chinese people to the United States was in 1820. He was right and the job got done. Also, will prior actions serve as a precedent for slave-trade reparations? The Chinese workers were highly regarded by the Railroad Barons of the day and, as one of them once said, "the Chinese built the Great Wall of China. This Oped News article originally posted in 2008 (first reposted in 2015 on Global Research), skims the surface of a complex historical process which has been the object of critical debate, controversy and confusion. Where railroad workers once lived, Sacramentoâs Yee Fow Museum has negotiated with the city and with developers to build a Chinese Cultural Center over the Amtrak parking lot. Reply. I see quite oft on here, questions about Black people and slavery, but never about how the Chinese feel about being put to work building the Railroads all across the United States and Canada in the 1800's. So is the virtual enslave-ment of Chinese railroad laborers and other immigrants who were worked for pennies from dawn to dusk until What about Chinese getting reparations as there was a Chinese Exclusive Act and many Chinese railroad workers were never paid overtime? California Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, is the author of AB 3121, which would create a task force to recommend appropriate slavery reparations and determine who should be eligible to receive compensation. They are also honoring the hundreds and thousands of Chinese workers who actually completed the job. Early 1880s â Around 15,000 Chinese workers are recruited from China to ... that Canada strongly consider paying reparations for the Chinese Head ... build Canadaâs railroad in the 1880s. REPORATIONS??? Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002. Nine out of 10 workers on the transcontinental railroad were Chinese. The slaves had sung many, many work songs, giving rhythm to their work, helping to break the tedium, and railroad workers simply carried that tradition over, making new songs in the process. Another article on the Chinese railway workers which made up 90% of the workers building the railroads. The piecemeal theft of whole chunks of Mex-ico is still a huge unpaid debt. Next, we should pay reparations to the descendants of Chinese laborers who were treated badly by railroad companies in the 1860s. On top of this, the survivors were deported and the workers were forbidden to bring over women of any kind for fear these semi-slaves might stay and have children. What about Mexicans who have also faced racism? Let's get reparations for the Irish and Chinese who were treated worse as indentured slaves and railroad workers than most African slaves ever were. MOST of the chinese who lived here, spent a long time working in effective slavery conditions, (especially the rail workers).. The first Chinese people to settle in Canada were 50 artisans who accompanied Captain John Meares in 1788 to help build a trading post and encourage trade in sea otter pelts between Guangzhou, China, and Nootka Sound, British Columbia.The Spanish, who were seeking a trade monopoly on the West Coast, drove out Captain Meares, leaving many of the Chinese crew â¦ SO WHERE is the reparations â¦ ancestors of black slaves? In California there were instances of violence directed against Chinese immigrants, look up Chinese Massacre of 1871. The images we see of Chinese laborers on the railroad come from the Central Pacific's work. The Chinese community in B.C. Politics This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards. Utahans are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. To the editor: How about including Native Americans, Chinese railroad workers, early Filipino farmworkers and other groups into consideration by a commission on reparations? To this day, not once cent of reparations have been paid to the families who lost sons and fathers in this fashion. For 94-year-old Alain Rogier, who lives in Sherman Oaks and was deported to Auschwitz on the French railroad, the reparations would be a boon in â¦ During the 1990s, for example, Congress issued $20,000 reparations checks to 82,210 Japanese-Americans and their heirs in order to compensate them for shipping them to â¦ Iâm no more responsible for these injustices than the Indian of today is responsible for the Black Hole of Calcutta. Who should ve entitled to reparations? Building a railroad is no big deal for them." B.won higher wages for railroad workers C.did not have the support of the public at first, but as the strike (and its violence) spread, so did public sympathy for the strikers D.ended when the workers, who lacked organized bargaining power, returned to work E.began when Irish workers refused to work alongside Chinese The US government will need to pay reparations two white indentured servants who also served on the plantations along side the blacks. Finally, all the white people in America should leave for Europe and hand the keys to the U.S. to representatives of Native American tribes. Chinese railroad workers were abused, discriminated against and in some cases murdered; America's freight travels the rails they laid down. Their descendants want history to acknowledge this contribution. Jim Thurber Los Altos Hills. Immigration Patterns. If anything, we should pay reparations to the Native Americans and descendants of the Chinese railroad workers. Skip to comments. 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