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Asian Americans - The Model Minority - Created in the year 1882  by the Chinese Exclusion Act

Last Updated: Friday, December 7, 2018 10:17 PM
 
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Asian Americans - The Model Minority
While considered "a racist law" by some [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [8], didn't the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1,882 end up producing America's Model Minority?

If America kept allowing Coolies (i.e. unskilled Chinese labor) to immigrate into America, would those Coolies learn to speak English? Most likely no, they would not. Moreover, building a Railroad (which requires very little skill except hard work) is not the same as speaking English and integrating into America and accepting its customs.

Next, without the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, would the China Towns of America be clean and safe for tourism like you see today? No, it would not and it would most likely be like the unsanitary villages you see in rural China where the Coolies came from.

Hence, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 did what it was supposed to do. That is, get those who wanted to come to America to "integrate" via learning to speak English and also observe and follow cultural norms in America like basic sanitation practices. Note, learning English from Chinese is a lot harder then going from say, Spanish to English, as the Chinese language has a totally different and larger character set than the Spanish and English Character Sets.


Moreover, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 not only resulted in just integration, but a model of how carefully selected immigrants based on "merit" as opposed to race quotas or random selection, made (a) America's Melting Pot, (b) the American Dream, and lastly, made (c) America a Great Nation.

 
 
Asian Americans - The Model Minority
The year 1882 is only 17 years after a costly and brutal American Civil War. America was not destroyed entirely but many parts were burned to the ground.

Accordingly, someone probably said,
Hey, we don't want another Civil War as cheap labor and slavery played some part in the South seceding. Do we want to go thru another Civil War again by importing cheap labor? Also, do we want Chinese Coolies, who are unskilled labor, that don't integrate well with American or speak English as you see with the Irish, Italians and other Eastern Europeans?
Moreover, the electric light bulb was only invented in 1879, so checking up on what is going on in California was not that easy as it is today. In the 1880's, much of mid-West were still territories, not states. [7]

Hence, why should America take a chance with allowing too many Chinese into California and the West Coast and have another Civil War with West Coast via California seceding?

Back then, America was still a very young country, and the middle part of America were only territories with only three states in the Western Half of America, i.e., California, Oregan, and Nevada.

Lastly, the American, and as well the California population, was very small back then. Hence, a small influx of Chinese can easly alter the demographics and culture of California.


Map of United States in the Year 1,882 - The Year of the Chinese Exclusion Act* - 17 years after the end of the American Civil War
 
 
 
Asian Americans - The Model Minority
From successful China Towns all across America to excellence in Education and Business (and even many Chinese Christian Churches), the successful Asian Americans demographic you see Today were produced from over 100 years ago via the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1,882 that was signed into law by US President Chester A. Arthur.

Furthermore, America's Melting Pot is made by Asian Americans who successfully "integrated" via speaking excellent English, Hard Work Ethic, adopting American Culture, and most importantly, putting God first in their lives and family as shown by the many Chinese Christian Churches in America.

Lastly, there will always racist talk, "trash talk" and even gossip between races and inside races. (That's right, gossip, in churches!) Yet talk of domestic racism or discrimination was only talk and was much ado about nothing as Asian Americans were a Model Minority for over 100 years.
 
 
 
From China Town to the Chinese Church

While many in the public know of the successful China Towns and Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese food, one cannot forget the importance of the many Asian Christian Churches in America.

For every China Town in America, there is at least one Chinese Church that has typically has services in both English and Chinese with Bibles that are written in English and Chinese.

The reason for a "chinese" church was to spread the Gospel of Christ Jesus and teach the Bible in the language of Chinese and likewise for Korean, Vietnamese an Japanese for those languages. This is unlike the Black Churches of America where the language of the worship service is all English but caters to the African-American race.

 
 
The Asian Christian Churches of America
As of 2007, there are around 15.2 million Asians living in America with around 7,000 churches. [6]



REFERENCE LISTS OF ASIAN CHURCHES IN AMERICA

CHINESE CHURCHES
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KOREAN CHURCHES
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VIETNAMESE CATHOLIC CHURCHES
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INDONESIAN CHURCHES
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Young Asian Americans vs Old Asian Americans
Many Young Asian Americans, still the Model Minority and very successful, have forgotten where they came from. That is, from Old Asian Americans, who were also the Model Minority and created in the year 1882 via the Chinese Exclusion Act.

It should also be noted that those Young Asian Americans would not be a Model Minority if America would have continued to allow Coolies (unskilled Chinese labor) into America and China Towns of America would be like the 3rd world villages you see in China.

Moreover, those Old Asians-Americans grew up believing in the Bible and Jesus Christ and raised their family based on their beliefs in Christianity. Those Old Asian-Americans also created businesses following Christianity or worked at older American businesses who also were based on Christianity.

If you know of any Asian Americans (e.g., those in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley who work at many of the high tech companies), please remind them of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and make them aware of how they became the Model Minority in America.
 
 
Other Countries Excluded The Chinese
Most of South America and Latin America have a very small Asian population. Perhaps 1% at best. Hence, you have to ask youself if also most of the Western Hemisphere countries also excluded the Chinese at also the same time.

In fact, it could be said that the Chinese were excluded throughout the world as their population in other countries beside China and its neighboring countries appear to very small, perhaps single digit percentages, and likewise appear to have also excluded the Chinese around 100 years ago.

For example, in Canada, around 1885 and again in 1923, the Canadian government passed two Canadian Chinese Immigration Acts that basically banned Chinese Immigration to Canada.[9] [12]


JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMPS ALL OVER THE WORLD
As a side note in regards to the Japanese during WW2, it appears many other countries all over the world, including Brazil, put Japanese in internment camps including Canada.[11]
 
 
Almost All Asian Immigrants are escaping Communism, Socialism, and Liberalism

While it's common to hear the phrase,

"Immigrants come to America to seek a better life"
What is really happening is that Asian Immigrants (and most immigrants as well) are seeking a better life from Communism, Socialism, and Liberalism.

So, if you think about it, from the Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, and many smaller Asian countries, almost all Asian immigrants are escaping Communism, Socialism and Liberalism.

So it's not just "a better life," but a better life from Communism, Socialism, and Liberalism.

 
 
 
 
References
1 - Chinese Exclusion Act - History Channel

2 - As Chinese Exclusion Act Turns 135, Experts Point To Parallels Today : Code Switch : NPR

3 - Milestones: 1866–1898 - Office of the Historian

4 - The Chinese Exclusion Act Raised the Price of Becoming an American | Humanities

5 - How Racism Created America's Chinatowns | HuffPost

6 - How many Asian American churches in the USA

7 - Timeline of United States history (1860–99) - Wikipedia

8 - Watch The Chinese Exclusion Act | American Experience | Official Site | PBS

9 - Canadian Chinese Immigration Act, 1923 - Wikipedia

10 - Japanese Canadian internment - Wikipedia

11 - Sins Of The Fathers: Brazil Formally Apologizes To Japanese Community For World War II Abuses

12 - Canadian Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 - Wikipedia

13 - Anti-Chinese movement - Chinese immigration to Mexico - Wikipedia



 
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