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Unformatted text preview: Poli 100 Lec 9 Citizenship as nationality • Legal citizen status • Immigration and naturalization o Birth • Politics of Immigration • Immigration has been limited in our history o Preference to certain races, creeds, and countries • Public ambivalence toward immigrants o Not always have immigrants been treated as part of our country and accepted o Early on this applied to Asians and those that are vastly different than us o These days it’s Hispanics • We also do not agree on whether it should be increased, decreased, or kept at its present level • Racial profiling and immigration policy Citizenship as standing • Standing as “equal dignity” • The right to vote is our right that is viewed as “dignity” • Conflict over equality • Our constitutional heritage o The original constitution o Denial of suffrage and the meaning of citizenship o Right to vote is what carries power o Yet in the first place, only about 1/3 of the country could vote o Therefore, voting is not necessarily representative of the whole countries • Expansions of suffrage •...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07