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 can’t be scientifically determined but it’s socially/politically determined justices never said what white was, just what it wasn’t (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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- Summer '06
- Sociology, Indian Citizenship Act, Bhagat Singh Thind, free white persons, national origins quota, strict immigration restrictions, 14th amendment Blacks