Podcast: Why We Forgot The U.S. Violence Against Chinatown

This fall, a commemorative event in downtown Los Angeles marked the 150th anniversary of the lynching of 18 Chinese men and boys by mobs-one of the largest such killings in American history.

The most recent commemoration is a year of many similar commemorations blooming all over the United States. During the pandemic, anti-Asian hate crimes surged, but it also sparked interest in understanding the long and long hidden history of this prejudice.


host: Gustavo Arellano

guest: Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times columnist

More reading:

History has forgotten the 1871 Chinese Massacre in Los Angeles, but we are all shaped by its violence

Los Angeles commemorating the Chinese massacre of 1871 will mark a shift in the way we respect history

The racist massacre that killed 10% of the Chinese in Los Angeles brought shame to the city

White residents razed this California Chinatown to the ground. Apology after 145 years

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