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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Racism Against Chinese and American Chinese

In the late 1800s, there was a an extreme discrimination against Chinese immigrants, and it was furthered by the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which led to banning all Chinese immigrants from entering the US until 1943.

When the first Transcontinental Railroad began construction, a massive majority of the people working on it were either Chinese or Japanese immigrants. They were often delegated to doing the dangerous work of blasting the tunnels with TNT for the trains

Chinatown: a big neighborhood where a large amount of people of Chinese ancestry live

December 3, 2009: 26 Asian students were attacked and beaten brutally by their black peers throughout the day, 13 of them ended up in the hospital. This all occurred at South Philadelphia High School. There was a major history of violence towards the Asian population of the school. It goes as follows: 64.6% black, 22.4% Asian, 6.3% white, 5.8% Latino

Vincent Chin: American-born Chinese man beaten to death on June 23, 1982. He was an employee of the Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan. He was beaten to death by plant superintendent Ronald Ebens and his stepson Michael Nitz. On June 19, 1982, a fight occurred at the Fancy Pants strip club where Chin was having his bachelor party. Him, Ebens and Nitz were thrown out of the club. Nitz and Ebens were throughly angry that auto industry jobs were being lost to Japanese workers. Ebens and Nitz repeatedly called him a Jap even though he was an American born Chinese man. Ebens and Nitz and him started fighting, but Chin got away. Ebens and Nitz even paid a guy $20 to help find Chin before finding him in a nearby McDonald's. He tried to get away, but Nitz held him down while Ebens beat him senseless with a baseball bat. He slipped into a coma and was rushed to Henry Ford Hospital where he died 4 days later on June 23, 1982

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