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America is in the Heart - Part 2, Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 19 Summary

"It was now the year of the great hatred: the lives of Filipinos were cheaper than those of dogs. They were forcibly shoved off the streets when they showed resistance. The sentiment against them was accelerated by the marriage of a Filipino and a girl of the Caucasian race in Pasadena. The case was tried in court and many technicalities were brought in with it to degrade the lineage and character of the Filipino people." (pg. 143)

The hatred against Filipinos intensifies and continues in 1941 as the war with Japan begins. The states make it illegal for Malaysians to marry Caucasians, since anthropologists said that Filipinos are Malaysian. Jose and Carlos arrive in San Diego, under these conditions, with hatred resulting in Carlos being beaten when he tries to obtain a job. They leave and head south to Holtville, where they are hired by...

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