"Herman Jade is not Herman Jade's real name but one he adopted when he came to the U.S. from China."
The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles - Credit: Geographer

The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act removed the national origin quotas that had been in place since 1921. These were introduced to restrict immigrants from certain countries, with the aim of maintaining the existing ethnic composition of the United States.

Initially, Asian immigrants were subject to prejudice and racism in America, but Chinese Americans now make up the largest percentage of Asian Americans and have successfully integrated into American society.