Thursday 22nd February 2018,

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Seattle Times: Seattle Apologizes for Anti-Chinese Law

posted by Randall

Chinese immigration to America

The Seattle City Council has passed a resolution expressing regret for the anti-Chinese laws  in the 1800s, reports the Seattle Times.

In 1889, laws in the Washington Territory banned Chinese from owning land, voting and testifying in court.

In 1885, a riot forced more than 300 Chinese to leave Seattle.

You can read about why the city council acted at this time in the Seattle Times.

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