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San Francisco apologizes for historical racism, violence against Chinese Americans

San Francisco Chinese American Discrimination Apology
  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors released a resolution apologizing for the "systemic and structural discrimination" the city imposed against the Chinese American community over the past 150 years.
  • The resolution, filed by Supervisor Matt Haney in November, was prepared by three local undergraduate and high school students: Drew Min of UC Berkeley, Dennis Casey Wu of Lowell High School and George Tilton-Low of Stanford University.
  • The resolution was announced on Tuesday, coinciding with the celebration of the Lunar New Year.
  • San Francisco’s apology comes months after earlier formal apologies made by three other California cities — Antioch, San Jose and Los Angeles — last year.

San Francisco has formally apologized for its historical discrimination and violence against the Chinese community, becoming the fourth city in California to do so.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors revealed its unanimous support of a resolution that recognizes the city’s discriminatory policies implemented against residents of Chinese descent, reported the San Francisco Chronicle.