Current Topics
Edward Snowden Interview
by danarhea
Today at 03:45 AM
RoundTable - SPRING 2020
by Greger
Today at 01:20 AM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
by Greger
Today at 01:04 AM
Anonymous dumps a treasure trove of docs
by Ujest Shurly
Today at 12:42 AM
The Maximum Wage
by logtroll
Today at 12:24 AM
Burn and Destroy
by pondering_it_all
Yesterday at 10:38 PM
The Far-Right's Civil War aka "boogaloo"
by jgw
Yesterday at 10:04 PM
covid-19 cure
by pondering_it_all
Yesterday at 08:43 PM
The Unmasking of Michael Flynn
by Irked
Yesterday at 05:30 PM
Michigan Rep. Justin Amash Takes Step Toward Libertarian Presidential Bid
by Greger
05/30/20 07:21 PM
First Bernie Sanders Thread 2020
by pdx rick
05/30/20 01:52 AM
Trump may be ahead!
by rporter314
05/29/20 01:29 PM
A Thought Experiment about COVID-19
by pondering_it_all
05/26/20 01:45 AM
Is there a free market solution for the pandemic and economic collapse?
by Greger
05/25/20 08:59 PM
Genius: how to make of a surgical mask, an N95-equivalent
by GreatNewsTonight
05/25/20 03:51 AM
The Way We Were
by Jeffery J. Haas
05/25/20 12:46 AM
What's for dinner?
by GreatNewsTonight
05/24/20 08:18 PM
Reinfection of COVID19
by jgw
05/23/20 06:42 PM
Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century?
by Jeffery J. Haas
05/23/20 04:14 AM
Medications that might help against SARS-CoV-2
by GreatNewsTonight
05/22/20 08:58 PM
Forum Stats
6292 Members
60 Forums
16920 Topics
300169 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#312360 - 05/26/19 04:41 PM chinese exclusion act
jgw Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 3239
Loc: Port Angeles, WA
Last night we watched a movie called; "The Chinese Exclusion Act" and it was an eye opener. I think the title, pretty much, says it all although I guess one should also mention the slaughter and mahem (brave white people, for instance, burned down the San Francisco Chinatown, committed many lynchings, etc. against the Chinese. It ended in 1943 and, apparently right now, allows a total of 105 Chinese to come to the US (the bare minimum). Anyway, its easy to look up and its pretty bad. Oh, it was also enacted whilst we had a treaty with China against this stuff. I guess we were breaking our word even back in the 1800's.

The movie is available at: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/chinese-exclusion-act/
as well as other places.

However, that being said, there are a couple of point of interest. For instance, the Chinese Exclusion Act was opposed by the Republicans when it was still the party of Lincoln. It was also promulgated, and supported by the Democrats. Apparently the Democrats was actually the party of oppression, and left, whilst the Republican party was the party tending left and a champion of those of color. I had never thought on this one before and it kinda boggles. What happened? How could this be? Etc, etc.....

I guess worms actually do turn. Just saying...........

Top
#312361 - 05/26/19 05:52 PM Re: chinese exclusion act [Re: jgw]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 9830
Loc: North San Diego County
I remember Dixiecrats: Southern racist Democrats who moved en masse to the Republican Party following LBJ's Civil Rights Act. Before that a lot of KKK members were Democrats. I guess the Republican Party really started to rot from within under Nixon. Certainly under Eisenhower they were still fairly ethical.

Top
#312365 - 05/27/19 01:52 AM Re: chinese exclusion act [Re: jgw]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
It's the Despair Quotient!
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 15728
Loc: Whittier, California
The two major parties have retooled and rebooted several times in our history.
_________________________
"The Best of the Leon Russell Festivals" DVD
deepfreezefilms.com

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 31 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Superfly, GreatNewsTonight, danarhea, RoughDraft274, CPWILL
6292 Registered Users
A2