1. How does Evans define a "real American"? What evidence does Evans provide that the "melting pot" is a failure?
2. What does Evan see as the true reason for the prejudice of "real" Americans against "aliens"?
3. What is your own definition of a "real" American?
4. Do you agree with Evans that immigrants never consider themselves American? What evidence could you provide to support your claim?
Evans describes real Americans as people unequal to the Blacks; they are superior to other ethnic, races, and religious backgrounds. The whites argue to be a highly placed race that aimed at retaining American originality. The melting pot was considered a sign of failure by Evans; he argued that aliens are fixed to their beliefs, character, and interests for their societies, development, and racial selection. Aliens were considered dangerous people and their ideas never rhymed with the interests of the whites, the Americans viewed them as a threat to sustaining American originality.
The contrast in ideas between the whites and aliens results in prejudice of real Americans against the aliens, what may be considered perfect among the whites may be harmful 0r disregarded by the whites since it may have negative impacts on Americans? The prejudice against foreign ideas provides acceptable ideas that result in the advancement of society and ideas raised though originate from foreigners are aligned with Americans. Real Americans are the residents born of original American parents or residents, however, immigrants considered themselves Americans since they have equal opportunities with residents.
The immigrants in some instances never ranked themselves as American citizens, because they never had equal opportunities in rights enjoyed. Immigrants faced discrimination based on skin color and their ideas were disregarded despite the benefits they attributed to the whole society. The original inhabitants considered immigrants as egocentric people that minded their affairs and that of their people. The whites differ in ideas and never accepted the ideas by immigrants would ever benefit the society, in contrast, immigrants considered their ideas valid and stuck to their beliefs despite the rejection and violation of their rights by inhabitants who are the Americans.
Evans describes real Americans as people unequal to the Blacks; they are superior to other ethnic, races, and religious backgrounds.