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History of Indians In US

 
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Here are some of the hardships indians went through over the years in the US
http://www.itihaas.com/independent/contrib3.html
 
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You could have a similar document for almost every single ethnic/religious group in the US: Irish, Italian, Chinese, and the list goes on and on. Which begs the question: is there a point?
 
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Jason,
You failed to realize the reason behind this post. Go to this link and then read my post there. This is a similar attempt. Some people are masquerading under Indian names/ identities and are posting one line / paragraph message seeming to display Indian arrogance and pride , vanity, greed etc.
Dont be fooled by this! :roll:
 
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Originally posted by Sriraj Rajaram:
Jason,
You failed to realize the reason behind this post. Go to this link and then read my post there. This is a similar attempt. Some people are masquerading under Indian names/ identities and are posting one line / paragraph message seeming to display Indian arrogance and pride , vanity, greed etc.
Dont be fooled by this! :roll:


Ahh... To be honest I hadn't been paying attention. Actually the document he pointed to highlights contributions more than anything, despite the title to his link. It looks like it was written by some kid for a school paper to be honest.
As for where the individual is posting from... posting times are usually pretty good indicators of this.
 
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Not really..

Originally posted by Jason Menard:

As for where the individual is posting from... posting times are usually pretty good indicators of this.


[ June 12, 2003: Message edited by: Dilip Kumar ]
 
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If you want to read a book that tells how tough life was for immigrants coming to the US in the 1800's:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684859955/ref=jranch-20
 
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Most of them had to relinquish their farm-lands to the British landlords in Punjab, because they couldn't afford to pay the taxes imposed on them by the British rulers. Droughts had destroyed their crops, but they were still expected to pay taxes to the British. If they didn't, their lands were confiscated
How this the fault of the US?
The lumber mill owners liked the migrant Indian workers because they worked ong hours for lower wages (about half) than the European workers
hmm, seems much hasn't changed. With all this outsourcing to India for lower costs...
The workers earned more than they could in India, so they worked hard and saved money
Sounds like working in the US helped Indians out a bit.
The Indian community in the US is currently the most well educated and prosperous one. Close to 89% of Indians in the US have completed high school, 65% have completed college and a stunning 40% have completed Masters or Doctorate degrees. Their per capita income is the highest in the USA. Their educational and income levels are higher than other Asian American groups, Whites, Hispanics and Blacks. (US Census figures).
Some people look at their hardships as blessings and the fact that going through those hard times helped make them stronger. It seems to me that the hardships Indians went through over the years worked out well for them in the end.
I am not saying it is right what was done to them for all those years just as it is not right what was done to Blacks, Asians, etc. However, when does the whining stop?
[ June 12, 2003: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]
 
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I believe the intent of the poster starting this thread was simply to see what he could stir up. As such I'm just going to close this thread. If somebody legitimately would like to discuss the hardships of immigrants, I would ask you to please start another thread.
 
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