The history of Asian Americans has been a tragedy.
It goes back to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, enforced until 1943;
the discrimination and violence so evident in California history specifically toward both Chinese and Japanese immigrants;
the anti Asian editorial policy of the newspapers of William Randolph Hearst over the decades;
and the recent attacks on Asian Americans, particularly but not only Chinese ethnicity, caused by Donald Trump and his “Chinese” COVID 10 assertions.
Recently, there has been a massive number of attacks in New York City, San Francisco, and elsewhere toward Asian Americans, who have been stabbed and attacked in other ways, including against senior citizens, all due to the open racism of the 45th President’s rhetoric.
Other Asian immigrants, including Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Pakistani and Japanese have been lumped together in the minds of racists and white supremacists, and the Republican Party has become the home of such hate groups!