Central Pacific Railroad
|Where we really see
their hard work is in the gold
fields. These strong people are the Chinese.
of the first gold-seekers was a Cantonese man named Chum
Ming. He struck it rich near Sutter's Mill and wrote home to say so.
Soon more Chinese were setting sail for California. In 1852, twenty thousand
Chinese would come — two thousand in a single day."
We know that there is a lot of discrimination
against the Chinese, but we think they would be excellent railworkers.
is treating people unfairly because of the way they look or think.)
They work for long hours for low pay. We think the CPRR should hire some
Chinese crews to work on the railroad.
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