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By Charlotte Brooks

Among the early 1900s and the overdue Fifties, the attitudes of white Californians towards their Asian American acquaintances developed from outright hostility to relative recognition. Charlotte Brooks examines this modification during the lens of California’s city housing markets, arguing that the perceived foreignness of Asian americans, which first and foremost stranded them in segregated parts, finally facilitated their integration into neighborhoods that confounded different minorities.Against the backdrop of chilly struggle efforts to win Asian hearts and minds, whites who observed little distinction among Asians and Asian americans more and more endorsed the latter group’s entry to middle-class lifestyles and the residential components that went with it. yet as they remodeled Asian american citizens right into a “model minority,” whites purposefully neglected the lengthy backstory of chinese language and eastern american citizens’ early and mostly failed makes an attempt to take part in private and non-private housing courses. As Brooks tells this multifaceted tale, she attracts on a vast diversity of assets in a number of languages, giving voice to an array of neighborhood leaders, newshounds, activists, and homeowners—and insightfully conveying the complexity of racialized housing in a multiracial society.

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Public health officials and turn-of-the-century reformers drew on such lore to label the area squalid and disease-ridden. 37 Such stereotypes informed the city’s forty-year campaign to get rid of Chinatown, which occupied prime real estate just north of downtown San Francisco. As historian Yong Chen notes, many white San Franciscans felt that “the politically disfranchised and increasingly socially marginalized Chinese . . ” Moreover, city leaders and public health authorities contended that the filth and disease of the Chinese and their quarter posed a threat to the health and safety of the rest of city.

E. Lloyd in 1875. White violence also played a major role in segregating the Chinese. ” Such violence continued in the 1880s, infuriating Chinese consul Zhang Yinhuan. ”35 As conditions worsened, Chinese from other parts of the city moved to Chinatown, seeking safety in numbers. Chinatown: America’s First Segregated Neighborhood 23 Chinatown soon became hypersegregated, filled with Chinese barred from living elsewhere in the city and too scared to do so anyway. More than threequarters of the city’s Chinese crowded into a twelve-square-block area bounded by Broadway on the north, Sacramento Street on the south, Kearney Street to the east, and Stockton Street to the west.

45 Others formed homeowners’ associations to enforce imagined racial borders and defend covenants, which courts sanctioned and enforced. In San Francisco, whites in the neighborhoods bordering Chinatown also formed homeowner and neighborhood associations that resembled the segregationist groups increasingly common elsewhere. To a certain degree, members responded to a resurgent anti-Asian movement then thriving in California: although largely anti-Japanese, its origins in the anti-Chinese movement prompted white residents to reinforce the spatial boundaries that set them apart from Chinese Americans.

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