Daily Archives: May 20, 2012

The History Page: City of demons – In Los Angeles’ first race riot, a hate-filled mob kills 18 Chinese men

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/05/10/051012-opinions-history-chinatown-zesch-1-3/ The riot that struck Chinatown in 1871 came after editorials calling the Chinese “animals.” Los Angeles has given us three of the country’s most jolting racial eruptions of the last century: the Zoot Suit Riot in 1943, the Watts Riot in 1965 and the Rodney King Riot in 1992. Indeed, Los Angeles — if […]

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