How White America Tried to Destroy Chinese Restaurants

Chinese food, plate of fried rice with sweet and sour chicken. Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images

Today Chinese restaurants serve some of the most popular cuisine in the United States, with more than 41,000 restaurants scattered around the country. Yet in the 1900s these restaurants were so controversial that labor unions, hate groups and even politicians joined forces in an attempt to wipe the businesses out. Tune in to hear the whole story (which, luckily, has a delicious and happy ending).