The Asian community had more laws passed against them than any other culture in the United State. The laws were passed for various reasons but mostly for anti-Asian sentiments based on economic competition, prejudice of the Asian community achieving personal and financial success through hard work and sacrifice. Laws such as the Chinese Exclusion Act were passed to restrict the number of Chinese coming in from China. The Alien Land and Law Act was passed to prevent the increase in land ownership for the Asians.
There were many more discriminatory laws passed but the most unjust and a violation of the constitution was the internment of the Japanese Americans during WWII because of war hysteria, racial prejudice and politics. The majority of the Japanese interned were US citizens. They lost property, their friends, ripped from their families, and loss of economic stability and most importantly, loss of freedom. The Asian American Heritage Park comes as a reminder of our history, not to repeat history but to honor those who sacrificed and died for us in order to make a stronger and better place for the next generation.