Title

Then vs. Now

Presenter Information

Michele White

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Electrical Engineering

Research Advisor

Ahmad, Diana L., 1953-

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Funding Source

Dr. Diana L. Ahmad

Abstract

Journalists' depictions of Latino immigrants in the contemporary United States mimics the portrayal of Chinese immigrants during the late 19th century. The media stresses drugs, employment competition, and crime for both groups. Sources for this poster came from Nevada Newspapers from 1870 to 1900 as well as online newspapers articles from 2017 to the present day. The astonishing similarities between these two time periods illustrates that immigration has long been a controversial topic in America. Essentially, many of the same arguments about immigrants have been used to influence public opinion for over 145 years.

Biography

Michele White is in her last semester of her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology, and will begin work towards her Master's degree this Summer. When Michele is not in class, she can be heard over the airwaves as a DJ for KMNR 89.7 FM, or she can be found tutoring in the Burns & McDonnell Student Success Center.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Award

Arts and humanities poster session: Third place

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Then vs. Now

Upper Atrium

Journalists' depictions of Latino immigrants in the contemporary United States mimics the portrayal of Chinese immigrants during the late 19th century. The media stresses drugs, employment competition, and crime for both groups. Sources for this poster came from Nevada Newspapers from 1870 to 1900 as well as online newspapers articles from 2017 to the present day. The astonishing similarities between these two time periods illustrates that immigration has long been a controversial topic in America. Essentially, many of the same arguments about immigrants have been used to influence public opinion for over 145 years.