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3.3.5 Practice: Is This Gold Mountain? Practice Multicultural Studies Points Possible: 50 Name: Breena Welsh Date: 12/13/20 General scoring guidelines: Award full points for answers that are consistent with the examples shown. Deduct points for incorrect information, missing information, and lack of clarity. 1. In 1930, the United States changed the race of Mexicans from white to nonwhite. How was it possible to change the race of an entire group of people? (15 points) In 1929, the League of the United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a Mexican- American organization, formed in Corpus Christi, TX. One of their main organizing efforts was to get "Mexican" off the 1930 census. They protested: we are white race, we are Americans.
2. By 1930, why did some Americans want Mexicans to no longer be "white"? (15 points) Politicians were afraid that Chaos would break up in the United States due to the Great Depression. Because of this, they use the Mexicans as the scapegoat and tell American citizens that they're the cause of the Depression. This led to some Americans

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