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Running Head: THE COLOR-LINE 1 The Problem of the Color-Line Christy Long HIS 204 Instructor: Letishia Jones Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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THE COLOR-LINE 2 The Problem of the Color-Line In this paper I will be discussing the issues of the color-line along with how imperialism impacted the acceptance of immigrants into the U.S. culture. Despite racism being mostly seen as a black and white issue, racism can be related to any two different types of people. The color-line is described as the issues that "white" people had, and created, with non- white people because white people were convinced that they were the superior race they worked very hard to keep other races from achieving equality. Even after the abolition of slavery and the passing of the thirteenth amendment into the Constitution, stating that “ Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction” ("13th amendment," ), treatment of anyone that was not a white male was not good in the early 1900’s. After the passing of the 13 th Amendment the people
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  • Fall '10
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  • Plessy v. Ferguson, American Civil War, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, White American, Bowles, Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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