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Two Faces of ExclusionThe Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States$
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Lon Kurashige

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469629438

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629438.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Racism and the Making of a Pacific Nation

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Two Faces of Exclusion
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Lon Kurashige

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629438.003.0001

Visitors to Los Angeles’s historic center, if they look carefully, will find information about the city’s original Chinatown not far from Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Avila Adobe, a monument to Latino American war veterans, and the Mexican-themed commercial district of Ol-vera Street. One sidewalk placard marks the location on Calle de los Negros where on October 24, 1871, a mob of “500 locals shot, hung, and stabbed innocent Chinese residents.” This “massacre,” the marker reads, erupted during a period when “anti-Chinese legislation and social discrimination greatly affected Chinese American families and their community life” and “left them without legal protection.”...

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