Margaret talks with comedian Jenny Yang about the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885 that left 28 Chinese people dead. Tensions between white coal miners and Chinese workers reached a boiling point. White workers perceived that the Chinese workers were taking their jobs (willing to work for lower wages) and led a riot and subsequent massacre that touched off a wave of anti-Chinese violence.
Also, they discuss the San Francisco man threatening Asian women at a bakery, Asian ghost stories and Chinese dragons.
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