The Boxers do not deserve a bad rap; they were rightfully angry at the foreigners for destroying China’s economy, culture and reputation. A big piece of evidence was the Opium wars and the “unequal treaties”. After the opium wars, the foreigners forced China to sign the “unequal treaties” that destroyed China’s economy, and basically divided china up to themselves. Many Chinese people suffered major poverty in that time, and many were treated badly by the Foreigners. Therefore, the Boxers do not deserve a bad rap.