Newlin: Racialized rhetoric in legislature hearkens back to “Yellow Peril,” implicitly fuels anti-Asian violence

March 17, 2021 FROM THE CASPER-STAR TRIBUNE Sword-shaped lettering slashes across a dragon with wild, bulging eyes. A dark-skinned man scowls under his pointed mustache and turban. “See ‘The Yellow Menace’ in pictures beginning tomorrow!” reads a 1916 film poster. Viewers are assured that the lead – a “sinister demon of Mongolian birth, fired with hatred for the white races …