American Media Use of Racist Imagery of Chinese Laundrymen

An animated cartoon by Max Fleisher in 1929 used stereotypical and derogatory imagery of Chinese laundrymen set to the lyrics of the iconic song “Chinatown, My Chinatown,” which depicted the Chinese with “almond eyes of brown” as opium smokers “driftin to and from in dreamy, dreamy Chinatown.”

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