Chandavkl describes how the Chinese restaurant industry survived against all barriers.
Yeah, and of course more than just the Chinese were discriminated against in sundown towns. I believe I first heard about that in a “Good Food” segment about the Green Book.
Wish I could remember which local community actually had posted street signs saying “Negroes and Orientals not desired.”
kinda ironic given how many chinese live in s. pas. now. since i moved to CA, at least one former mayor has been chinese.
Compton was, too.
Similarly for San Marino, Arcadia and Palos Verdes.
Inglewood was solidly white even when I was in high school.
so we won!
Growing up, we never set foot in San Marino or Arcadia. Look at those places now.
I am 83 years old and do remember–It was Glendale of all places!
Thanks! I had lost the reference.