San Francisco’s “Oriental School”

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Students salute the flag in front of San Francisco’s “Oriental School.” In 1885, the Legislature allowed schools to segregate Asian students. California schools could legally segregate students by race and ethnicity until 1947. (Note that prior to World War II the flag was saluted with a stiff arm.  The flag salute in the U.S. changed after the stiff arm salute was associated with Nazi Germany.) Courtesy of the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library

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