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Unformatted text preview: schools. According to the textbook, Unlike African Americans, Latinos did not face a Jim Crow system of laws imposing segregation. Throughout the Southwest the states recognized just two races: black and white. That left Mexican Americans in legal limbo. Though legally grouped with whites, by longstanding social custom they were barred from many public places, could not serve on juries, and faced widespread job discrimination. To remedy the situation, Mexican Americans had to establish themselves in the courts as a distinct class of people....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course AMERICAN H 125 taught by Professor Rossman during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '11