The 1920’s were especially horrible for Chinese people. At this time the government had caved in to pressure and finally enacted the Chinese exclusion law. Any one of Chinese decent was to be deported if they weren’t a foreign student, an ambassador or a “special circumstance” awarded by the minister of immigration. As well as those hefty restrictions Chinese people were still expected to pay a head tax which, was a law that had been introduced in 1884.
The Winnipeg riot ushered in an age of labor rioting and dissatisfaction. People began to question why the pay for labor was so low and housing costs so high. This riot also began an openly hostile relation between the government and labor unions and their leaders. Union leaders promoted dissatisfaction and rebellious ides amongst workers and the government moved in to squash these thoughts citing communist (Bolshevik) supporters behind these movements.
This cartoon here is a cynical portrayal of black Tuesday. Part of the high life society that people wanted to live in the 1920s was this relatively new idea of a stock market. People with lower wages took loans and invested the money in this new medium that was the stock market in order to fund their "high life". Because so many people were buying the value of these stocks kept on inflating till people withdrew their investment which, lead to a large collapse.