A Brief History of Anti-Asian Racism Pretending It’s Not Racist

American history is filled with politicians, journalists, organizers, and citizens claiming they don’t have a racist bone in their body

Mari Uyehara
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Uncle Sam’s boot kicks a Chinese immigrant off a dock as part of an anti-Chinese immigration campaign, 1905. Illustration: Puck/Library of Congress

Humans are notoriously terrible at accurately assessing themselves. That’s why medical researchers question the validity of…

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Mari Uyehara
GEN

Culture and politics writer based in Brooklyn and western Massachusetts. Her work has appeared in GQ, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and more.