This old map of San Francisco’s Chinatown reveals that racism, eviction, and city land use disputes are neither new nor surprising.
Says the map’s preservationist: “They [City Hall] were trying to show how depraved the culture was in Chinatown. It’s pretty frightening to read today because it’s so anti-Asian.” The map was drawn as an aid in planning evictions.
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This old map of San Francisco’s Chinatown reveals that racism, eviction, and city land use disputes are neither new nor surprising.

Says the map’s preservationist: “They [City Hall] were trying to show how depraved the culture was in Chinatown. It’s pretty frightening to read today because it’s so anti-Asian.” The map was drawn as an aid in planning evictions.

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