History I never learned: About 1.8 million people of Mexican descent were deported from the US during the 1930s, scapegoated for the Depression and forced to "repatriate" to Mexico. Of that number, about 60 percent were U.S. citizens.
About 1.8 million people of Mexican descent were deported from the US during the 1930s. Of that number, about 60 percent were U.S. citizens.
Jesus. 1.8 million Mexicans were deported in the 1930s for "stealing American jobs." 60 percent were U.S. citizens.
"the Apology Act [for the deportations] was mostly symbolic. “But it’s still something..Now no one can say it never happened.”"
We've heard about awful historical moments like Tulsa race riot and Japanese internment. Here's an episode I was completely unfamiliar with.
Remember the tagline for that late night infomercial for the rotisserie chicken oven? “Set it, and forget it.” Looks like it applies to U.S. immigration policy too.
The time a president deported 1 million Mexican Americans for supposedly stealing U.S. jobs
The roots of ⁦⁩’s racism. Herbert Hoover “Jobs for Real Americans Act.” #racism ⁦⁩ #MAGA #WhiteSupremacy
The time a president deported 1 million Mexican Americans for supposedly stealing U.S. jobs