Chinese labor seemed appropriate because they were foreigners who did not have political powers hence could not challenge the power structure that was in place (Cornell & Hartmann 119).
Although the campaign was not that successful, it produced few immigrants mostly at the Delta region in Mississippi. In 1870, the number of Chinese laborers increased though it did not solve the labor problems. This was short-lived until 1876 when the white supremacy expelled the ruling government. The strong economic and political positions occupied by many blacks reversed and many blacks went back to sharecropping (Cornell & Hartmann 120).
The Chinese moved to grocery business and benefited more than in plantations although the whites racially segregated them. The whites viewed the Chinese as blacks because the main reason they came was to replace the position of blacks than that of whites. The Chinese were temporal residents and they did care more of their economic status than their social with an objective of helping their families (Cornell & Hartmann 121).
With time actors such as success, time and new families made some of the Chinese change their minds going back home. Some intermarried with black women and they managed to invest more in Mississippi because of good business. Towards 1940’s and 1950’s most changed their orientations because most started to develop their roots in Mississippi to be their permanent homes. This motivated the Chinese to make a racial transition by mediating with the white powers to consider them as whites (Cornell & Hartmann 122).
For the Chinese to succeed in this, they had to convince the whites by cutting their ties with blacks. They also convinced the whites to be no threat to their economy because they were few in number. The Chinese assimilated themselves as whites and changed their ways of life to be like their white counterparts not to be