chapter  1
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Coping with racism

How and to what extent were the Chinese subjected to racial discrimination in Canada? How did the Chinese react to and cope with racism? In resisting racism, to what extent did the Chinese mobilise community and organisational resources within and outside their own community, use media to publicise their cause or contact public officials or politicians for advocacy, support or protection? Is there evidence of the Chinese having used tactics such as petitions, marches, rallies, boycotts, strikes, sit-ins, demonstrations or protests? In other words, what precisely did the Chinese do or not do to combat racism, and why? The focus of such a perspective is as much on documenting how the Chinese reacted to and coped with discrimination as on the discrimination itself.