No More Yellowface

No More Yellowface What's good Vagabonds? Today I'll talk about why it's so important to remember a few things that went down with regards to Asians in the West. First of all, this: the Chinese Exclusion Act, an ugly US federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. Then when they were allowed in again, they weren't allowed to have any relations with white women. This was the only known law in history to target a specific ethnic group or race, as the wording in this Act was 'the Chinese race' which automatically puts all of East Asia in the mix too. Fast forward to 1941. After Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans were put in camps for fears of conflicting loyalties. This was even briefly touched upon in the classic war film 'Battle of Midway' which is pretty remarkable for the time. Also, Koreans were mistaken for Japanese and abused as well. More recently US President Trump made a...
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