• jjcyouknowme

    @jjcyouknowme

    1 year ago
  • San Francisco, California
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act, enacted in 1882, was the first U.S. law that specifically targeted and banned immigration of an ethnic group. It was first passed to "keep order" in communities, then aesthetically rebranded as a way to ensure merit-based immigration before dropping pretense altogether, banning skilled and unskilled Chinese workers regardless of their actual country of origin and classifying those already living here permanent aliens incapable of earning citizenship. The law legitimized and stoked anti-immigrant violence, including the Rock Springs and Snake River Chinese Massacres in 1885 and 1887. It remained in place for over sixty years. The man and woman in this photo were both born toward the end of this era of unhindered, “lawful” racism. Neither thought they'd live to see it again. . . . . . #roots #thosewhocannotlearnfromhistory #pastispresent #weregladyoureourneighbor #sanfrancisco #chinatown #california #home #claystreet #streetart #mural #china #chinese #vsco #hb2 #shotoniphone #dontboovote #immigration #immigrantsrights #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #daca #unityindiversity #meltingpot #franciscoaquino
    Justin Chau The Chinese Exclusion Act, enacted in 1882, was the first U.S. law that specifically targeted and banned immigration of an ethnic group. It was first passed to
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    The Chinese Exclusion Act, enacted in 1882, was the first U.S. law that specifically targeted and banned immigration of an ethnic group. It was first passed to "keep order" in communities, then aesthetically rebranded as a way to ensure merit-based immigration before dropping pretense altogether, banning skilled and unskilled Chinese workers regardless of their actual country of origin and classifying those already living here permanent aliens incapable of earning citizenship. The law legitimized and stoked anti-immigrant violence, including the Rock Springs and Snake River Chinese Massacres in 1885 and 1887. It remained in place for over sixty years.
    The man and woman in this photo were both born toward the end of this era of unhindered, “lawful” racism. Neither thought they'd live to see it again.
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    #roots #thosewhocannotlearnfromhistory #pastispresent #weregladyoureourneighbor
    #sanfrancisco #chinatown #california #home #claystreet #streetart #mural #china #chinese #vsco #hb2 #shotoniphone
    #dontboovote #immigration #immigrantsrights #immigrantsmakeamericagreat #daca #unityindiversity #meltingpot #franciscoaquino

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