Deeply embedded racism against Chinese immigrants in the early 20th century looks almost identical to today’s hatred of Mexican immigrants.
Anti-Chinese sentiment was rampant in America in the early 20th century—and had been since the latter half of the 19th century, when as many as 300,000 Chinese miners, farmers, railroad and factory workers came to the U.S. Many non-Chinese workers felt threatened by these laborers, who often worked for lower wages. NPR Food
12 August 2016