Friday, February 6, 2009

Victorian Racism and the Chinese Massacre in Los Angeles

The Chinese population were consistently subject to ...
• low level jobs
• denied education or the ability to receive a higher education
• banned from testifying in court
• victims of race riots

(Please refer to Chinese Massacre of Los Angeles in 1871)

1882 The Chinese Exclusion Act: Congress prohibited all immigration of admission of unskilled Chinese laborers for 10 years with a ban against "lunatics, idiots, convicts, persons likely to become public charges." The Act was renewed in 1892 and the ban made "permanent" in 1902.

Victorian Era racism in the USA was a jumble of exclusion, segregated schools, laws and social mores.