Asian Civil Rights
following the Chinese Exclusion Act Japanese laborers started arriving on west coast and replaced the Chinese
Than violence followed and this led to the Gentleman's Agreement between The United States and Japan that restricted Japanese immigration
Asian Americans activists started to mobilize to demand an end to racist hiring practices, media stereotypes, residential discrimination, and the gentrification of historically Asian American neighborhoods.
In the 1980s Kochiyama and her husband pushed for reparations to the Japanese-Americans who had been incarcerated during World War II and a formal apology from the government.
What they did to change it
The United States started accepting "boat people" who are immigrants who fled their country by boat in 1977 under a 2-year visa.
In 1980 the Refugee Act was passed which replaced the Immigration Act this change helped more than one-half million Southeast Asians gain permanent residency in The United States within its first decade.
When Obama was in office he emphasized those challenges by reestablishing two major White House initiatives, and Asian Americans are increasingly represented in important positions at every level of government.