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Current Immigrant Groups Not the First to Be Discriminated Against

An 18th century New England commentator vexed about the flood of immigrants coming to America through the area’s ports. He railed against the poor work habits and low morals of these new immigrants. Ironically, one complaint about their habits was the fact they ate lobsters, which no person of his acquaintance did.

Throughout the history of America, new immigrant groups become objects of discrimination once they grow...