A lens on anti-Chinese violence
Anti-Chinese violence is rare in Alhambra — perhaps because our residents are tolerant, or maybe because more than half are Asian. But America has not always been so accepting of its Chinese residents. Photojournalist Tim Greyhavens's "No Place for Your Kind," an online project featured on New York Times's photography blog Lens, shines a light on America's history of anti-Chinese sentiment.
Greyhavens visited the locations of dozens of anti-Chinese incidents in the Western part of the U.S. The events all occurred more than 100 years ago, but Greyhavens snapped photos of the locations as they are now. His photos of L.A.'s Chinatown are bright, featuring sunny streets lined with palm trees. But on that spot in 1871, 17 Chinese residents were killed after a gunfight between two Chinese men escalated into an attack on nearby Chinese crowds and buildings.