City of the Century illustrates Chicago’s boom in a short 60-year period. It describes how innovation, determination, and hardships endured by the looming numbers of workers, most of whom were immigrants from northern Europe and Ireland helped a capitalist class reinvent the way America conducted business.
The conception of “the American dream” remains a theory in relation to the evidence. Groups like the Irish were xenophobic targets and anti-foreign prejudice targets in Chicago as it is plagued by segregation and extreme inequality(Rast, 2019). This was fueled by the common anti-Catholic predisposition which was still very common as Catholic stereotypes were perpetuated as gullible and instinctively submissive to the Vatican. The view of Catholicism as a threat to democracy led to fears that it would undermine Protestantism in the United States. Joseph Medill, author of The Chicago Tribune allowed publishing of frequent xenophobic editorials which criticized foreigners and Roman Catholics further fueling the already involved conflict.
Segregation and neglect have been shown to affect even during modern times as previous contempt takes root even in current times with Mexicans being an example of an immigrant group dealing with negative perception and treatment from governments such as the U.S.A in the 21st century. Politics of race suggest the toxic injustice that haunts Chicago in the 21st century(Adler, 2018).
Social constructs can be different based on the situational occurrence surrounding their existing period as it exists but not in objective reality. Technology applies as a social construct that deals with the application of science to output tools and systems that fulfill human wants. The impact of technology varies in society as some heavily rely on it, while some oppose it.