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In “The Chinese Exclusion Example” by Erika Lee, Lee argues that new Asian immigrants were seen as a threat to the United States because of their race and their labor. Discuss how Asians were perceived by nativists, and why the Chinese were seen as racially threatening.

In “The Chinese Exclusion Example” by Erika Lee, Lee argues that new Asian immigrants were
seen as a threat to the United States because of their race and their labor. Discuss how Asians
were perceived by nativists, and why the Chinese were seen as racially threatening. Next,
compare the ideas behind this threat as it persists today in the selection entitled “Neither Black
nor White” by Angelo N. Ancheta. Use support from both essays to explain how the racialization
of Chinese immigrants provided a model for evaluating other immigrants from Asia, Mexico, and
Southern Europe.

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