Vox focuses in on why San Francisco’s Chinatown has its architectural characteristics. The history behind it has a lot to do with racism and protecting land. Vox also explains why North American, European, and Oceanian cities have decorative gates at the entrance to “Chinatowns” and building motifs.
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