Women and the Page Act

Did you know the Page Act of 1875 was the United States of America’s first restrictive federal immigration law? While was ostensibly intended to forbid forced labor and trafficking for prostitution, it’s impact fell on Asian women in general, stereotyping them in a hyper-sexualized fashion, an issue that persists to this day. The labor elements […]

Anti-Asian Violence, an Old Story

Did you know… …that the California Supreme Court ruled in 1854 that an Asian person couldn’t testify against a white person in a criminal proceeding. Unfortunately, anti-Asian violence began almost as soon as single young men were recruited in great numbers in the 1850s to work in the California gold fields and, soon after, to […]