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Asian American History 101

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Apr 26, 2021

Welcome to Episode 24 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Gen & Ted share the history of Angel Island… the “Ellis Island of the West”. But was it really as welcoming? Why was it built? Before that, we begin the episode by addressing the history of hate in Orange County, CA and specifically Huntington Beach. We also talk a little about some of the happenings across the country in Minnesota and Illinois. This episode closes with just a word on appropriation by Asian Americans… a tricky topic to say the least. Want to learn more? Take a virtual tour of the Angel Island Immigration Station. You can also read Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung. Visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at