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Tea Leaves

In New York's Chinatown, don't mention politics

Manhattan museum shows how Trump rhetoric echoes 'yellow peril' era

A depiction of anti-Chinese violence in 19th-century America    © Museum of Chinese in America

The streets in New York's Chinatown are narrow. Packed with humanity, loud conversations and small businesses -- noodle restaurants, laundries and foot massage bars -- they spill out the sounds and smells of East Asia.

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