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Cupertino vice mayor sparks outrage after saying Chinese Exclusion Act was not racist

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Cupertino Vice Mayor Liang-Fang Chao has come under fire for defending the infamous Chinese Exclusion Act last week.

What she said: In an email sent to some 2,000 parents in the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD), Chao pointed out that the law only barred Chinese laborers from entering the U.S. As it did not ban Chinese non-laborers and Asians from other countries, its creation, she suggested, could not have been based on racism.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Awkwafina Honors Great-Grandfather in Heartfelt Thanksgiving Instagram Post

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Nora Lum, also known as Awkwafina, shared a heartfelt message on her Instagram account during Thanksgiving in honor of her great-grandfather.

The “Crazy Rich Asians” star shared a picture of a menu card she found at her family’s old restaurant, which was founded by her great-grandfather, Jimmy Lum, who lived through the Chinese Exclusion Act.