The Chinese-American Community
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This paper examines difficulties and issues faced by the Chinese-American community at the beginning of the 20th Century, particularly addressing how these immigrants were perceived as a lower grade of human being. According to the paper, they were not held out as being the equal of fellow Americans and could be subjected to discrimination as a consequence of this. Various examples of institutionalized racism are cited, especially in court cases of the time. The paper concludes by stating that if Chinese communities were inward-looking and insular during this period, it is hardly difficult to see why.
From the Paper:"The decades and years immediately preceding the 1924 Immigration Act (the 1900s, the 1910s, the early 1920s) were difficult ones for Chinese Americans - as they were for Asian-Americans in general. Specifically, they were perceived as a lower grade of human being; in essence, they were not held out as being the equal of fellow Americans and could be subjected to discrimination as a consequence of this. During this time, institutionalized racism was very apparent: in Ekiu Nishimura v. United States (1892), the Supreme Court ruled that a sovereign nation (America)..."
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