1882.

a dinner series discussing anti-immigration sentiment in the united states.


The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first major law restricting immigration to the United States. It was enacted in response to economic fears, especially on the West Coast, where native-born Americans attributed unemployment and declining wages to Chinese workers whom they also viewed as racially inferior. The Chinese Exclusion Act, signed into law on May 6, 1882.


president donald trump was successful in his candidacy in part because he skillfully stoked fears about immigrants. to hear president trump tell it, undocumented immigration is a threat to america’s greatness.

how does such a vulnerable group, approximately 3.5% of the total u.s population and 5.6% of the u.s workforce undermine america?

maybe the real threat posed by migrants is that we invalidate the american notion of a meritocracy. if immigrants, whose presence defines aspiration and self reliance, are not meritorious, then the united states cannot be a land of equal opportunity. we'll discuss.

MENU*

| PLANTAINS + PATE + PEANUTS | boli + epa

|  BROTH + MINT | pepper soup

| BEETS + PEPPER SAUCE | efo riro 

| GINGER + FRUIT | palate cleanser

YAM  | asaro

| BEANS + BRANDY + COCONUT | frejon
 

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dishes sometimes contain seafood even when not listed. menu is subject to change based on available ingredients and whatever the chef feels in his african bones



PREVIOUS DATES


2016



WILLIAMSBURG, NYC. TUESDAY, MAY. 2


SOUTH PHILLY, PA. FRIDAY, APRIL 28


SAN FRANCISCO, CA. MONDAY, APRIL. 10


DETROIT, MI. MONDAY, APRIL. 3


UPCOMING DATES


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