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Clarified: Chinese Exclusion Act

Educating Americans about how Asian Americans were part of America was literally part of building America and our railroads, and the *** scene not as a *** alien but as a *** vital web of this country. Thus, you constantly realize that you are in someone else’s house. You are in someone else’s country. Whether this is true or not. But so it is rooted. They see me as an American over there and they see me as a *** eternal or forever foreigner here. My father has been here since 1938 and my grandfather has been here since 1887 under normal circumstances. I would be third generation and have been in Boston since 1961. I came here alone with an attack on my lapel that says boston Massachusetts. They put me on the plane *** and I go. At the age of six. Suzanne met her father in the United States, unaware that she would never see her mother again. My family history is also similar to *** many families of this generation. The Immigration Act of 1882 was signed into law by President Chester, *** Arthur was instituted and enacted by the government and sets the tone. This sets the tone for how the rest of the population will see the Chinese as foreigners in the old days. Woman can not come to the US legally It is part of the immigration law. The Chinese blockade of 18 82, which was the first time they ever passed a federal law, excludes a national group. The only time he says that all Chinese can not come unless you are a *** scholar or *** businessman, but no one can become a *** citizen. The act created a *** new era that changed the United States from a *** country that welcomed immigrants from all over to a *** country that restricted immigrants from certain places. Therefore, if you are not a *** citizen, then you can not bring your family here. This law lasted for 61 years and expired in 1943. However, the abolition was still restrictive to opening up Chinese immigration to just 105 visas a year. Legislation. He did what it meant to do that the Chinese do not want to be here permanently. The lasting results have made Asian Americans feel like second-class citizens. People see you *** in a specific way and when the government has this kind of policy and sets that tone, it gives people permission to do whatever they want. It sets the tone for how the rest of the population will see the Chinese as foreigners. But in 2021 San Jose California apologized for the destruction of Chinatown in 1887. The Chinese city of San Jose was built in 1872. 15 years later, the city council approved its abolition and replacement with a *** new town hall before officials to act. Chinatown burned down by arsonists. The fire destroyed homes and businesses, displacing about 1,400 people. The council recognizes acts of fundamental injustice, terror, cruelty and barbarism, including the dismantling and destruction of the city’s cities on behalf of those who fought and continue to fight the good fight. I would like to say in the city of San Jose that the apology was accepted and the resolution was accepted. Thank you today. The younger generation is finding new ways to fight for integration, while honoring the contribution of Asian Americans. Cookie activists, Jasmine has chosen cookies that provide representation in her community and she hopes she can spark change by bringing together these missing pieces of my personal identity. I feel like I am in this constant digging of my story. So there are *** a lot of mixed feelings between feeling very liberated and strong, but also very angry and sad that I did not learn about these people earlier, we have to teach this kind of story in the *** school curriculum. This is not Asian history, this is American history. I’m proud to be Asian. I belong here. We just do not want to feel that we belong as much as any other human being

Clarified: Chinese exclusion law

Learn about the first law restricting immigration to the US and how Chinese-Americans counterattack.


Project ComUNITY is an ongoing initiative across Hearst TV to bring different voices to the forefront in our communities. The initiative builds on regular coverage of people working to make a difference and stories detailing the history of the battle for civil rights, integration and social change across America. On May 6, 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act became the first federal law to restrict immigration to the United States. In addition, Chinese-Americans and their children born in the United States were restricted from becoming American citizens until the law was repealed in 1943. In this episode of Clarified, descendants of the discriminated individuals speak of the painful effects of this law, and both physically and emotionally and how they counterattack today for equality and representation. This video is the third in a series of four episodes from Clarified presented during the American American, National Hawaii and Pacific Islands (AANHPI) month to educate viewers about the contributions, experiences, and heroes of Asian American community.

Project ComUNITY is an ongoing initiative across Hearst TV to bring different voices to the forefront in our communities. The initiative builds on regular coverage of people working to make a difference and stories detailing the history of the battle for civil rights, integration and social change across America.

On May 6, 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act became the first federal law to restrict immigration to the United States. In addition, Chinese-Americans and their children born in the United States could not become U.S. citizens until the law was repealed in 1943.

In this episode of Clarified, the descendants of those who have been discriminated against talk about the painful effects of this law, both physically and emotionally, and how they today fight for equality and representation.


This video is the third in a series of four parts from It was clarified was screened during the Asian America, National Hawaii and Pacific Islands (AANHPI) month to educate viewers about the contributions, experiences and heroes of the Asian American community.

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