Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chinese Exclusion/Inclusion

The New York Historical Society has a wonderful exhibit now until April 19 on Chinese Exclusion/Inclusion in this country.Although I knew some of this history, the extent of the horrors these people experienced was something I never realized.  The above statements were statements made by those incarcerated on Angel Island.  The young woman pictured is sitting on a bunk watching and reading history.  I watched her for 10 minutes and her only movements were to change screens.  She looked like she was not moving until she saw it all.  The ping pong paddles are from relations between US and China in the Nixon era.

This is an exhibit everyone needs to see to prevent this type of discrimination from happening again.

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