“The statute of 1882 suspended Chinese immigrants for ten years and declared the Chinese as ineligible for naturalization” (History.com). Though the Chinese workers challenged the discriminatory acts based on the endowments of the constitution, their efforts were unsuccessful. “The act was renewed in 1892 for another ten years, and in 1902 Chinese immigration was made permanently illegal. The legislation proved very effective, and the Chinese population in the United States sharply declined. The Chinese themselves remained ineligible for citizenship until 1943” (History.com).
Young Aristocrats," Pictures of Old Chinatown, by
Arnold Genthe, 1908
It seems to me that Americans have a history of prejudice and discrimination based on ignorance, fear, resentment and