Race 2 - Racialized Groups as Legal Constructs Racial...

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Racialized Groups as Legal Constructs Racial classifications created by the state for securing privileged access by racialized groups to citizenship and associated goods: immigration, naturalization citizenship by birth property rights free labor (vs. slavery, bondage) voting rights access to public goods (schools, etc.) Secured by legal practices of segregation spatial segregation (Jim Crow) marriage segregation blocked inheritance rights systematic private discrimination Race = the U.S. form of caste Legal enforcement of white supremacy Power controls racial classification
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Race and Citizenship in U.S. History Access to Citizenship defined by Race Blacks: denied citizenship in Scott v. Sandford (1856). (Overturned by 14 th Am.) American Indians: denied citizenship until 1924. Asian immigrants: denied citizenship by Naturalization Law, 1790-1952 (allowing only white immigrants to naturalize).
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Right to Own Land restricted by Race Asian immigrants: Alien Land Acts by Pacific states barred land ownership American Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh , 1823: deny title to Indians for being heathens, hunting rather than farming, conquered (tho applied to sov. tribes with treaties) Cherokee Nation v. Georgia ,1831: Indian tribes “domestic dependent nations,” not true foreign
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