San Francisco Supervisors Resolve First Apologize to the Chinese Community for Past Atrocities – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Wednesday issued a resolution issuing a formal apology to Chinese immigrants and their descendants for their actions. brutality in the past.

In a unanimous vote, the resolution introduced by Supervisor Matt Haney was adopted by the council’s Finance and Budget Committee. The full Oversight Board is expected to review the measure next week.

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“The Chinese community in San Francisco has a deep and rich history, but we must acknowledge the disastrous wrongs our City has done to this community,” Haney said in a statement. .

According to Haney, the resolution was written in partnership with former San Francisco Unified School District students.

“The Chinese community has a deep history in San Francisco. Also, today we make up more than 23% of the city’s population,” said Lowell High student Dennis Casey Wu, who testified at Wednesday’s hearing. “San Francisco must offer an apology for its historic wrongs in order to make progress in addressing the serious problems of discrimination and racism facing America today. “.

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inside resolution text, many cases of racism against the Chinese community date back to the 19sorder centuries were listed, including SFUSD’s closure of Chinese schools between 1870 and 1885. The resolution also apologized for a notorious three-day riot in 1877 that targeted the Chinese community. Hoa, in which four people died and dozens of laundromat owned by the Chinese were destroyed or looted.

Along with past crackdowns, the resolution also acknowledges ongoing racism and violence against the Chinese and Asian American communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supervisor Gordon Mar said: “The public recognition of the city’s history of systemic racism against Chinese immigrants is timely as we urgently work to stem the tide of hatred. latest hatred and violence against Asian Americans,” said Supervisor Gordon Mar. Our past mistakes are an important step toward healing, safety, and justice. “

Along with the apology, the measure also commits budgetary investment to the Asia Pacific Resident community.

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Two other Bay Area cities, Antioch and San Jose, also issued an apology for the persecution against the Chinese community.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2022/01/26/sf-chinese-community-apology-supervisors-advance-resolution/ San Francisco Supervisors Resolve First Apologize to the Chinese Community for Past Atrocities – CBS San Francisco

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