A federal law passed in response to complaints by workers on the West Coast that competition from Chinese immigrants was driving down their wages and threatening white “racial purity.” It suspended Chinese immigration for ten years and declared Chinese immigrants ineligible for naturalization as American citizens. The law was renewed in 1892 for another ten years, and in 1902 Chinese immigration was permanently banned. Chinese immigrants did not become eligible for citizenship until 1943.
noun 1. a fan palm, Livistona chinensis, of southern Japan, having very large, deeply cleft leaves and bluish-green, ovalish fruit.
noun 1. a child’s toy, consisting of a small cylinder of woven straw or paper into which the forefingers are placed, one in each end: the harder one pulls, the more securely the fingers are held.
noun, Slang: Usually Offensive. 1. a state of chaotic, often clamorous disorder. noun any state of disorder or confusion noun phrase Something incredibly confused and confusing: an eight-page letter with a Chinese fire drill of your life/ did their Chinese fire drill of calling the fix-it man [perhaps fr the WWII Marine Corps expression ”fucked […]
- Chinese firepot
noun See Mongolian hot pot