Τρίτη, 10 Απριλίου 2012

"The Greeks in America", Dan Georgakas

9:24 π.μ.


http://tinyurl.com/cotj43f

Ένα άρθρο για τους Έλληνες της Αμερικής, με πληροφορίες για την κοινωνική ζωή τους, τα καφενεία τους, τα Greek towns και για προσωπικότητες όπως τον παλαιστή Τζιμ Λόντος. Όταν διαβάζεις για τη στάση που είχαν οι "γηγενείς" Αμερικάνοι απέναντι στους νεοφερμένους ¨Ελληνες μετανάστες καταλαβαίνεις γιατί ο Αχιλλέας Πούλος έγραψε το "Nedem Geldem Amerikaya"!

As far as most Americans were concerned, the Greeks were the scum of Europe. Consequently, Greeks were often barred from labor camps for"whites" and were forced to bivouac with racial minorities. [...] The racial antagonism toward Greeks was omnipresent. Among the most well-documented incidents were the burning of the Greek section in South Omaha, Nebraska, in1909, and the expulsion by boat of Greek lumber workers from Gray's Harbor, Washingtonin 1912. More common were city ordinances which discriminated against Greeks,blacks, and Mexicans. In Pocatella, Idaho, for example, Greeks were restricted to segregated seating in theaters and could not live in most neighborhoods.Greeks early in the century had already begun to make inroads into the California restaurant industry; the reaction of many native-born Americans was expressed in a sign displayed in one restaurant window: "Pure American. No Rats. No Greeks".
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