Role Of Oppression In Native Son

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newcomers have faced oppression and hardships. Jefferson had stated that the new world was for “oppressed humanity” but not long after the Constitution was passed “Congress passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, which placed hard restrictions of those suspected of having foreign alliances” (Obama). Over a century ago, immigrants from European countries faced discrimination and harsh stereotypes. Immigrants from China were held in detention centers, and later deported. Obama finishes his speech by explaining how the failure of the immigration system has been caused by the authoritative figures in Washington. In the mid-1800s, Georgian leaders attempted to take Cherokee land, which was known as the Treaty of Echota. For a long time, Elias Boudinot, a Cherokee, was against the removal of Native Americans, but by 1833, he thought it would be for the best. …show more content…
He believes that the oppression and removal of his people is immoral, but he hopes that “our people may rise from their very ashes to become prosperous and happy” (Boudinot). In the novel Native Son, the black community is oppressed. The city jail was segregated based on color, making the law unfair and biased. Frederick Douglas was a slave who lived during the 1800s and grew up in the slave driven state of Maryland. He withheld the details of his escape because “such publication at any time during the existence of slavery might be used by the master against the slave” (Douglas). The actions of one, could oppress everyone