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In early 1900's Canada, public opinion of the white-majority was explicitly anti-Asian. Racism of all stripes was not only popular, but also supported by law. In this hostile environment, the Komagata Maru made its way from the port of Hong Kong to Burrard Inlet, off the coast of Vancouver in 1914. Barred from disembarking, the passengers stayed aboard the ship for two months ... [more]