WPRI: Fenton Fung & Combatting Anti-Asian Biases
She tells 12 News she’s heard from a number of Asian-Americans who claim they’ve never had a chance to learn more about their backgrounds in school.
“A lot of people here don’t know that the Chinese Exclusion Act … for 60 years, the Chinese weren’t allowed to immigrate [to America],” Fenton-Fung explained. “They weren’t allowed to become citizens [at the time].”
“There’s a lot of amazing Asian-Americans out there, but their stories don’t get told and they don’t become part of this big melting pot,” Fenton-Fung said. “That was the inspiration [for this bill] … it’s now becoming a national movement.”