Denver formally apologizes for the 1880 anti-Chinese riot
Hendrik Sybrandy

It took 142 years but Denver, Colorado, has formally apologized for an anti-Chinese race riot that took place in that city.

The violence back in 1880 wiped out Denver's Chinatown district.

It reflected the type of anti-Asian sentiment that’s surfaced to some degree in the U.S. in recent years.

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