Continuing on in this series, let’s examine another racist law found on the AltoArizona website. The Un-Fair Campaign directs the reader there from the “Taking Action” page on their website under “Learn how white privilege has historically disadvantaged people of color.”
1850 Foreign Miners Tax
“This law placed a $20 a month tax on all miners of foreign origin in California. The 1852 version of the law placed a $3 a month tax exclusively for Chinese laborers. Taxes for Chinese steadily increased with ever harsher bills passing the California Legislature and signed into law by then California Governor Bigler. One law passed by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor created a $50 tax per head for Chinese entering Californian ports that was to be paid within three days. Read more
The Indian Removal Act of 1830
Here’s what has been omitted:
“In 1830 at the request of Jackson, a bill went before Congress authorizing moving the Indians across the Mississippi. Daniel Webster and Henry Clay opposed the Indian Removal Bill, but its most bitterly outspoken opponent was Davy Crockett. Having served in the army under Jackson, Crockett was a Jacksonian Democrat until he and the president parted ways over treatment of the Indians. In the next Tennessee congressional election, the Democrats threw their support to another candidate, and Crockett was defeated. Disgusted with partisanship, Crockett left the arena of national politics and went to Texas, delivering, as was the custom, a resounding rendition of his farewell speech at every stop along the way. Within a year he perished defending the Alamo. Read more
The Un-Fair Campaign website urges the reader to “Stop it.” Their first link is titled “Learn how white privilege has historically disadvantaged people of color” and links the reader to AltoArizona’s website that lists the “History of Racist US Laws.”
The next several posts will examine each of these laws. Most importantly, we will examine who supported the laws and who was in opposition to them. Read more
The Un-Fair Campaign claims they are an anti-racism campaign. Are they, or are they an arm of the liberal/progressive agenda seeking more votes for the Democratic party? The truth of this is revealed in the links they provide on their website and the organizations they condone and support.
This series of posts will take their website, external link by external link, and explain who the organizations are that the campaign supports, reveal the revisionist historical claims being made and add the details that have been omitted, expose their agenda, and debunk the myths they form the campaign around.
On their website, click on “Taking Action.” The reader is urged to “Use the resources listed below to learn more.” The first resource is labeled “Learn how white privilege has historically disadvantaged people of color.” And when the reader clicks on that link they are directed to the AltoArizona website. Read more