Yet, when civil rights finally gained a foothold for African Americans and a new tide of racial-sensibilities began to be the default, they would come much later for the Chinese: Squinty Asian chink-eye jokes are considered harmless fun by many people.
The evidence also indicates that some of the migration was by sea and not only via ice-age land routes as previously assumed.
Yet, similar activities by other groups, such as the Italian-American mafia, have not resulted in any wholesale ethnic discrimination that was written into law, as in the case of the Chinese.
When Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her bus seat to a white man in 1955, it sparked civil disobedience, boycotts and a mass movement against racial segregation.
Does their belonging to a minority group explain everything?
What conclusions could be drawn from events in the timeline below?