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1925: Responded to racism of Japanese Exclusion Clause

While its limits on immigration from certain nations showed clear discrimination against southern and eastern Europeans, the Immigration Act of 1924 targeted Asians outright, completely eliminating immigration from Japan (in the vein of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882). In response, in 1925 ASFC published “Exclusion: Its Cause and Cure” (pictured above), outlining the roots of racism and the reality of Japanese-Americans’ contributions to the U.S. economy. AFSC also invited Japanese representatives, including students, to visit the United States and build understanding between the people of the two countries.

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Taken on September 6, 2012