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Unformatted text preview: o 1923: U.S. vs. Bhagat Singh Thind (Caucasian vs. White) Thind brought scientific evidence that he was Caucasian courts said white cant be scientifically determined but its socially/politically determined justices never said what white was, just what it wasnt (based on what powerful white said it was, how does a person fit politically) Citizenship Delayed for Non-Whites o 1868: 14 th amendment Blacks gain citizenship est. blacks as people 15 th amendment says that no one of any color can be denied the right to vote ways around the law, literacy tests, poll tax, intimidation, grandfather act o 1924: Indian Citizenship Act o 1954: McCarran-Walter Act removes al racial barriers to naturalizations voting issues till 1965...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mindyromero during the Summer '06 term at UC Davis.
- Summer '06