A story about voting, Canadian laws, and my grand-uncle Kew Dock Yip
Tag: civil rights
Should you get a DNA test?
Curious about DNA kits? Me too. Here are my pros and cons.
Dating, circa 1885-1947
An funny look at dating under not-so-funny conditions
Putting the “British” in British Columbia, or I get the funny feeling you’re trying to tell me something
BC looks at its racist past and decides to say sorry. Vancouver does too.
97 years of history in 6 minutes
Everything you were afraid to ask about the federal laws concerning voting and immigration for the Chinese in Canada, in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee.
How I went from a blogger to a guest lecturer
Six months after Past Presence hit the web, I was invited to lecture at Professor Kwong's Asian American Studies class at Indiana University, Bloomington
Equal rights for all: An uncertain homecoming, Part III
After WWII, the Chinese gained the franchise, but waited two decades to be reunited with their families. Why?
An uncertain homecoming, Part II: Fight the enemy overseas, then fight the government at home – 1945-47
Chinese Canadians enlist in WWII, hoping to prove themselves worthy of civil rights, but find not much has changed after the war.
This is Part II of An uncertain homecoming.
An uncertain homecoming, Part I: WWII, the Chinese, and the fight for civil rights 1939-1967
Introduction Like all (Chinese) Canadians, I have been given a gift of priceless value: the gift of civil rights. I have not worked for this gift. I doubt I’ve earned it. Worst of all, I haven’t known who to thank for it, nor how much it cost. I’ve just taken it all for granted – […]