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    raphaellu

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    Reburial

    Post  raphaellu on Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:36 pm

    Raphael Lu
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    As workers began clearing room for the new Gold Line, bulldozers began unearthing strange objects such as jewelry and teapots. It was soon realized that they had uncovered a almost forgotten grave.
    Turns out these graves, located near Evergreen Cemetery, were used by the Chinese immigrants who were not allowed to bury there dead family amongst the White’s graves due to segregation. Freshman Anna Wang is shocked by this. Anna thinks “it was wrong for a government who claims everyone to be ‘equal’ to segregate Asians.”
    For years families were allowed to visit these graves and mourn the lost of their loved ones. However, one day as people went to see the graves they were to find the area completely cleared out. All the headstones had been removed and the area repaved with cement.
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) later stepped in to start a project to excavate the 174 graves, construct a memorial wall, and to buy coffins for the dead. This wall was unveiled on Mar. 8.. Freshman Galton Hua appreciates this wall because the Chinese “should get something for being treated that way.” However, freshman Brenda Gee stated “I don't really think it was necessary, but it was nice to do it.”

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    Post  nancyxiao on Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:19 pm

    Raphael Lu
    Reburial

    As workers began clearing room for the new Gold Line, bulldozers began unearthing strange objects such as jewelry and teapots. It was soon realized that they had uncovered a [an] almost forgotten grave.
    Turns [It turns] out [insert "that"] these graves, located near Evergreen Cemetery, were used by the Chinese immigrants who were not allowed to bury there [their] dead family amongst the White’s [white's...Caucasian...European?] graves due to segregation. Freshman Anna Wang is shocked by this. Anna thinks “it was wrong for a government who claims everyone to be ‘equal’ to segregate Asians.”
    For years [insert comma] families were allowed to visit these graves and mourn the lost [loss] of their loved ones. However, one day [One day, however,] as people went to see the graves [insert comma] they were to find the area completely cleared out. All the headstones had been removed and the area repaved with cement.
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) later stepped in to start a project to excavate the 174 graves, construct a memorial wall, and to buy coffins for the dead. This wall was unveiled on Mar. 8.. [delete extra period] Freshman Galton Hua appreciates this wall because the Chinese “should get something for being treated that way.” However, freshman Brenda Gee stated “I don't really think it was necessary, but it was nice to do it.”

    Reburial at the Golden Line
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    raphaellu

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    Post  raphaellu on Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:49 pm

    Raphael Lu
    Reburial

    As workers began clearing room for the new Gold Line, a metro line that would run through Los Angles, bulldozers began unearthing strange objects such as jewelry and teapots. It was soon realized that they had uncovered an almost forgotten grave.
    Turns out these graves, located near Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles, were used by the Chinese immigrants who were not allowed to bury their dead family amongst the white’s graves due to segregation. These bodies were recorded by the cemetery, but were forced to be put in a field outside the cemetery for $10, while the whites got it for free. Freshman Anna Wang is shocked by this. Anna thinks “it was wrong for a government who claims everyone to be ‘equal’ to segregate Asians.”
    For years families were allowed to visit these graves and mourn the lost of their loved ones. However, one day as people went to see the graves they were to find the area completely cleared out. All the headstones had been removed and the area repaved with cement.
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) later stepped in to start a project to excavate the 174 graves, construct a memorial wall, and to buy coffins for the dead. This wall was unveiled on Mar. 8. Freshman Galton Hua appreciates this wall because the Chinese “should get something for being treated that way.” However, freshman Brenda Gee stated “I don't really think it was necessary, but it was nice to do it.”

    Reburial at the Golden Line
    Commemorations of Those Who Sweat and Bled for Us

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