SF State Professor’s Film Explores Racism in 19th-century Pacific Northwest
BY ASIANWEEK STAFF
MARCH 29, 2012
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SAN FRANCISCO – What does a late-1800s Pacific Northwest town have in common with today’s immigration debate? Quite a bit, says SF State’s Valerie Soe.
Soe, an assistant professor of Asian American studies, has written, directed and produced a new short documentary called “The Chinese Gardens” that explores the lost Chinese community in Port Townsend, Wash. and draws connections between anti-Chinese racism in the late 19th-century Pacific Northwest and today’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.[Read More]