Historians call the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 a tragic part of our history. With this act, Chinese workers were denied citizenship. It remained in effect until 1943. But unprincipled politicians continue to use fear and hatred as tactics to remain in power. The November elections unmasked many of them.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Progressives in Connecticut will celebrate African American History Month by commemorating one of the state’s most outstanding fighters for economic and social justice and peace, George C. Springer Sr., who died in December at age 74.
“I served my nation to protect the laws of our land, not companies like Smithfield that deprive us of those laws,” meatpacking worker Keith Ludlum told a packed congressional hearing last week.