LA Times: House Apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Acts
On June 18, the US House of Representatives approved a resolution sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), the first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress, expressing regret for passing discriminatory legislation targeting Chinese immigrants. The resolution expressly stated that nothing in it should be construed as a call for reparations.
“We must finally and formally acknowledge these ugly laws that were incompatible with America’s founding principles,” [stated Rep. Chu.] “By doing so, we will acknowledge that discrimination has no place in our society.”