These pictures are an example of the type of stereotypes and prejudice that the Chinese had to face in the 1800's. When the Chinese came to America to start a new life, and hopefully a better life, they were treated horribly because they wanted to get jobs, and the Americans would hire them. Whenever the unemployment rate is high, immigrants from another country are blamed. When the Gold Rush happened and Americans lost jobs to the Chinese they became hated enough that they were no longer allowed to come to the US, the home of the free. Now that the unemployment rate is high again, the Mexicans have become the scapegoat. There are many derogatory words that are used to describe Mexicans now, even being called a Mexican is an insult now.