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  •  Marriage between whites and people (5+ / 0-)

    from Asia was a very hot issue on the west coast where the Asians were. Exactly the same sort of racism went on there as in the rest of the country. You just didn't hear about it in school.

    •  All very true, (3+ / 0-)
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      but most controversial where the Asian populations were highest in number.  And still that marriage taboo was less durable than the black-white one.  Mitch McConnell can be married to someone named Choi, and that's now okay; but I'd be willing to wager that if his wife were African American, he wouldn't be a senator.

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      by corvo on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 03:55:08 PM PDT

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      •  That's now. (0+ / 0-)

        Asians have managed to improve their brand since WWII. I was speaking in terms of the past.

        The new image of Asians as the prosperous model minority is a bit deceptive. There are lots of very poor ones who tend to be more recent immigrants.

        •  I think what Corvo is saying honestly has (0+ / 0-)

          validity.

          It's not as if in 1890's Oklahoma a man could show up with a Chinese American wife and they would be welcomed with open arms and no one would give them any shit.

          But they'd be less likely to get their house burned down than if they settled in the Sacramento Delta in the same year.

          There wasn't the same degree of "Yellow Peril" hysteria whipped up in areas with little to no Asian immigration.  

          Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

          by JesseCW on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 01:04:54 AM PDT

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          •  It was definitely regional. (1+ / 0-)
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            However, Chinese miners and railroad workers were murdered in wide areas of the west. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by the entire US congress.

            The same thing went on with Filipinos in the west.  

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