Would you believe Glendale, South Pasadena and Hawthorne were "Sundown cities" for the Chinese?

Chandavkl describes how the Chinese restaurant industry survived against all barriers.

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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!

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Thanks! I had lost the reference.