1892 Geary Act: why didn’t
the 14th Amendment protect
us from racist laws? 1893
Fong Yue Ting vs. US
Extended Chinese Exclusion Act 10 more years & required
all Chinese people in the US
certificates & ID cards
(residency certificates) at all times or
face hard labor and deportation; required
2 white witnesses
to support an applicant’s request for a residency certificate.
Mass Resistance/Civil Disobedience: In 1893,
Ting, Wong Quan and Lee Joe
were part of a social
movement in the Chinese American community that resisted
& challenged the Geary Act. Only 3000 registered of the est.
100,000 Chinese the US.