For me, racism is rather easy to spot and this (story) shouts its racism and sensationalism rather loud.
Yes, many Tombstonites of the late 1800s wanted the Chinese to leave the city. They wanted the Chinese to leave for no other reason than they were Chinese. In fact there were movements in many areas of the United States to expel the Chinese.
If the Epitaph had no interest in sensationalism, it would have simply printed NO STORY at all. I failed to communicate well in this instance because the story was not about BEHAN. The story was about the ANTI-CHINESE LEAGUE in Tombstone. In my opinion a story like that is about racism and is sensational.
Some can say I am assigning racism to an era where racism was accepted as the norm. That would be right. We assign racism to America of the 1600s through the 1860s as being racist. We do that because it WAS racism, even if the vast majority of our residents condoned racism.
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