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Note for AAS midterm 1968 Student Strike at San Francisco State College In 1968 the Third World Liberation Front at San Francisco State College went on strike with demands for education more relevant and accessible to non-White communities. Political consciousness among Asian American students during the strike is analyzed. African American, Asian American, And native American students called for ethnic studied and open admissions under the slogan of “ self-determination.” After a week of confrontations between students and police, the College is closed. Campus facilities sustain widespread minor damage In protest, the Black Students Union and the Third World Liberation strike and present their set of 15 "non-negotiable" demands, which include the expansion of the College's new Black Studies Department (the nation's first), the creation of a School of Ethnic Studies, and increased recruiting and admissions of minority students. Another outcome of the strike was the emergence of a new generation of fighters who either remained on the campus or enter communities. The Page Act of 1875 was the first federal immigration law and prohibited the entry of immigrants . The law classified as "undesirable" any individual from Asia who was coming to America to be a contract laborer , any Asian woman who would engage in prostitution , and all people considered to be convicts in their own country. its sponsor introduced to "end the danger of cheap Chinese labor and immoral Chinese women.” However, these provisions “had little effect at the time”. [4] On the other hand, the bar on female Asian immigrants was heavily enforced and proved to be a barrier for all Asian women trying to immigrate, especially Chinese. Therefore, Chinese were unable to create families within the U.S. The Page Act was so successful in preventing Chinese women from immigration and consequently keeping the ratio of females to males low that the law " encouraged the very vice it purported to be fighting: prostitution.” Chinese exclusion act of 1882.
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The Chinese Exclusion Act was a federal law , allowed the U.S. to suspend Chinese immigration , a ban that was intended to last 10 years. The first significant Chinese immigration to the United States began with the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855, and then large labor projects, such as the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad . During the ending stages of the gold rush, a nimosity toward the Chinese and other foreigners increased. After being forcibly driven from the mines, most Chinese took up low end wage labor such as restaurant work and laundry just to earn enough to live. With the post Civil War economy in decline by the 1870s, anti-Chinese animosity became politicized. The Act excluded Chinese "skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining" from entering the country under penalty of imprisonment and deportation. Many Chinese were relentlessly beaten just because of their race. [7][8] The few Chinese
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course AAS 101 taught by Professor Jung during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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