If you’re too good to hand me a damn muffin, maybe you should get a different job!
” I guess when you live in New York, or in any cosmopolitan city, you forget that there are still bigoted people in the world.
The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census. The 1917 Act implemented a literacy test that required immigrants over 16 years old to demonstrate basic reading comprehension in any language. nationals and could travel freely to the United States.
Congress enacted the first widely restrictive immigration law.
In early 1921, the newly inaugurated President Warren Harding called Congress back to a special session to pass the law.
The irony, to me anyway, is that nowadays in most other cities, white people don’t run from black people, but actively take over their neighborhoods. White Flight, as it’s called, was about white people getting the hell out of cities and into the safe bosom of the newly developed suburbs.
So I’m like, “Ain’t this some shit,” and I literally just stand there, waiting for her to greet me. And something like 15 seconds flies by—no joke—before she acknowledges me; I’m just standing right there. She snatches the muffin and rolls her eyes and snatches the Apple juice and huffs and puffs and talks at me like I’m a fucking idiot.
So when she hands me my breakfast, which at this point I’m not that into anymore, I’m say, “Hey, lady!
In New York, white people aren’t afraid to move deep into the hood for a renovated kitchen, hardwood floors, and 00 rent for a two bedroom plus balcony.
You might get mugged on your way home, but it’s a small price to pay for exposed brick and an express train stop! Everything is painfully segregated, and white people keep moving farther and farther away. Louis will never amount to much until the city’s deep-rooted racism is adequately addressed.