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3.3.5 Practice: Is This Gold Mountain? 1. In 1930, the United States changed the race of Mexicans from white to nonwhite. How was it possible to change the race of an entire group of people? (15 points) The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a Mexican-American organization, was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1929, with one of its main organizing goals being to remove the term "Mexican" from the 1930 census. They protested, saying, "We are the white race, and we are Americans." 2. By 1930, why did some Americans want Mexicans to no longer be "white"? (15 points) Politicians were concerned that the Great Depression would cause chaos in the United States. As a result, they make the Mexicans the scapegoat, accusing them of being the cause of the Great Depression. As a result, some Americans have demanded that Mexicans no longer be recognized citizens of the United States. 3. Not being white meant that one had fewer political rights in the United States than people who were regarded as white. Explain how each of the following illustrates that point:

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