The Forgotten History of the Purging of Chinese from America

Publisher New Yorker
Summary A history of legislation and how they came about, starting with the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, that targetted towards the Chinese that came as labors for the Gold Rush and building of the Transpacific Railroad. These laws were not repealed until 1943.
Excerpt The surge in violence against Asian-Americans is a reminder that America’s present reality reflects its exclusionary past.
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Publish Date April 22, 2021
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