By Jewelle Taylor Gibbs
Gibbs and Bankhead study the historical past and present state of affairs in California because it struggles to house the ethnic and racial switch that would make it the 1st American nation to have a non-white majority within the first decade of the twenty first century. From ''shock'' and denial, to ''bargaining'' to alter the end result, they research the impression in California and what this can suggest for the remainder of the rustic.
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For the Japanese American leaders who had refused to abandon their cause, the paltry sum of $20,000 per survivor was a pyrrhic victory but an important symbol of healing and reconciliation to a group who had become the “model minority” in a society always seeking visible scapegoats. Hailed by the liberal activists and civil rights advocates who had worked so tirelessly to obtain some redress for the Japanese American community, these reparations were met with some criticism and bitterness by African Americans and Native Americans who had never received any compensation for their enslavement, exploitation, or extermination by American citizens and their government.
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The leaders of the emerging labor union movement, who viewed them as a threat to white workers’ job security, launched a campaign of racist propaganda against them, joined forces with nativist politicians, and succeeded in removing the majority of them as competition for jobs in the expanding economy (Daniels & Olin, 1972). It was the first time, but not the last, when organized labor would team up with conservative politicians in California to keep a minority group in its place or, more to the point, to challenge its right to have a place at all.