Mamie Tape Was Barred From School Because She Was Chinese — So Her Parents Sued

Her case came decades before Brown v. Board of Education

Jhemmylrut Teng
Published in
8 min readJun 6, 2021

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The Tape family (Mamie Tape is in the middle). Photo: Getty Images

Discrimination against Asians in the United States is not a recent occurrence. More than a century ago, in the mid- to late 1800s, Chinese exclusion was even institutionalized in U.S. society, particularly in the state of California.

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Jhemmylrut Teng

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