Anti-Chinese Riots

Chinese riots SeattleChinese people in Seattle experienced prejudice and discrimination as their population increased. Chinese residents were kicked out of the city in 1886 as a result of violent riots that started out as anti-Chinese animosity. This gloomy chapter emphasizes the difficulties marginalized communities had to deal with in the late 19th century.

The Seattle Riot of 1886 took place between February 6 and 9. The riot was a result of escalating anti-Chinese prejudice brought on by labor market competitiveness and the conflict between labor and business in Western America.