Asians in Post-Slavery America
Posted by Carlo Montemayor on February 11, 2007
Planters and landowners claimed Asians to be preferable to blacks because of their more “docile” and “industrious” nature. This myth of the “docile Asian” took hold despite there being plenty of evidence to the contrary. Political resistance regularly broke out amongst Asian labourers, who demanded land, equal conditions to whites, and the like. The problem was that dissenters were quickly and brutally repressed.