By Berta Hernandez for Supervisor 2016
The Democratic and Republican Parties both have a long history of racism towards Chinese people, as well as other ethnic minority groups.
This is why Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party and Donald Trump of the Republican Party do not deserve the votes of Chinese American people for President of the United States.
The Peace and Freedom Party stands on the side of workers and immigrant communities against discrimination and respects and values cultural differences.
Gloria La Riva, candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party, comes from an ethnic minority with a similar history to Chinese Americans and has fought against discrimination for her entire political career.
Please consider voting for Gloria La Riva, of the Peace and Freedom Party, for President of the United States.
Many Chinese people came to the U.S. during the 19th century to work.
They were paid very little and were persecuted and sometimes killed if they did not perform according to the wishes of their employers.
Many died, and when the Transcontinental Railroad was finished, most Chinese people were forced to return to China.
Racist attitudes against China and Chinese people were falsely used to justify laws that strictly limited immigration from China—the so-called “Yellow Peril.”
Political and labor organizations evilly regarded Chinese people as a “degraded” race and fought for limits on immigration from China. Newspapers hypocritically condemned employers of “cheap Chinese labor,” and even church leaders wrongly tried to keep Chinese people out of the U.S., trying make it into a land for whites only.
All of these laws, starting with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, were passed with the cooperation of Democrats and Republicans.
Because of the evil agreement between the Democrats and Republicans against Chinese people, the majority of these laws were not overturned until the 1950s, when Blacks, Latinos and Asians fought together for equal rights.
In the tradition of the “Yellow Peril” both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree that China is a threat to the U.S. that must be contained and controlled.
Donald Trump did a disrespectful imitation of a greedy, Asian businessmen speaking in broken English to get votes by encouraging American racism against China and Chinese people.
Hillary Clinton hypocritically criticizes human rights violations in China when she knows that human rights violations in the U.S. are just as bad.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump pretend to be benevolent and righteous towards Chinese people when their true intentions are evil.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump cynically want to transform a global economic competition that Chinese businesses seem to be winning into a culture war. We know this is heading towards a real war that will be bad for everyone, the U.S. and China. We must stop them.
Please don’t vote for either of these anti-Chinese candidates: Hillary Clinton from the Democratic Party or Donald Trump from the Republican Party.
Instead, vote for Gloria La Riva, from the Peace and Freedom Party.