Chinese Discrimination: 0050.0466

            The Londoners are beginning to fear a Chinese invasion.  No greater disaster could happen to mankind than that the yellow race should carry to the lands of the earth the filthy and indesirable practices to which it is known to be addicted.  Already it has done infinite mischief to America and Australia.  Chinatown in San Francisco is a sink of abomination, while horrible consequences are said to have followed the settlement of Chinamen in the Australian colonies.  And now certain speculators, whose only object is personal gain, are bent on introducing the yellow plague into London.  Mr. Cecil Rhodes was falsely credited with the intention of importing “Chinese cheap labor” in Rhodesia.  The intention was denounced as another diabolical scheme of the Colossus of South Africa.  Yet while some were preparing to howl at Mr. Rhodes, murmur of complaint has been heard about the projection of similar schemes on the people of London.  Chinamen, it is announced, are to be imported by the wholesale to work a gigantic laundry which is about to be erected at Hendon.  Talk of straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel!  Soon there shall be a Chinatown in London – a place of pestilence and horror.  Where are the Trades Unions that have not sounded the alarm?  If Chinamen are to oust English girls from the laundries, the time is not distant when they will be employed to oust English workmen from the factories.  But the labor danger is less serious than the moral danger.  To import Chinamen is to import a veritable leprosy.

0050.0466: Chinese Discrimination

Londoners beginning to fear a Chinese invasion as Chinamen are to be imported wholesale to work at a gigantic laundry being erected in Hendon.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  January 30, 1901
Pages:  1
Publisher:  The Nelson Economist
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

chinese invasion chinatown laundry trades union

Subjects:

People arrow Rhodesarrow
Social arrow Racism arrow Chinesearrow

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