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You Don't Have to Yell

Aug 8, 2019

Traditional American immigration lore tends to feature throngs of poor, huddled masses coming over from Europe, who eventually assimilated into American society, giving us green beer and pizza. Often left out of that story is an equally large migration coming to the West Coast from Asia - particularly China.

For episode numero uno of You Don't Have to Yell, Professor K. Scott Wong of Williams College discusses how the experience of Chinese immigrants differed from their European counterparts, how the Chinese laid the groundwork for many of the legal battles on immigration today, and offers some parallels with today's immigration debate we can use as we determine the best path forward as a country.