Posted on February 2, 2022

San Francisco to Apologize for Wrongs to Chinese Immigrants

Associated Press, February 1, 2022

Supervisors of the city with the oldest Chinatown in the U.S. approved a resolution Tuesday to apologize to Chinese immigrants and their descendants, becoming the fourth city in the country and in California to do so in the last year.


The resolution apologizes on behalf of the board and the city for “systemic and structural discrimination” and targeted acts of violence. The board of supervisors passed numerous laws to harass Chinese immigrants, including more than a dozen ordinances to restrict Chinese-run laundries, according to the resolution.

They couldn’t use traditional gong percussion instruments in performance because the instruments produced an “unusual noise disturbing the peace,” the resolution states.