The Racist History of America's Chinese Restaurant Boom

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Explainer: The Racist History of Chinese Restaurants

Chinese food has become a fixture of American life. From small chop suey joints to fancy eateries, chances are you’ll be able to find a Chinese restaurant anywhere you go in the U.S. In fact, there are more Chinese restaurants here than all the McDonald’s, Burger Kings, and KFCs combined. But the reason for their ubiquity might surprise you.