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3.3.5 Practice: Is This Gold Mountain? Practice Ethnic Studies Points Possible: 50 Name: MADISON PANGELINAN Date: 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) It was possible to change the race of an entire group of people because race is not logical or specific. Stephen Austin, an American who moved into Texas, described Mexicans as a "mongrel Spanish-Indian and negro race." The change in race did not change on accident, but in response to the Nativist anti-immigrant demands. Because of these demands, Census classified them as nonwhite. They later were known to be Hispanic
2. By 1930, why did some Americans want Mexicans to no longer be "white"? (15 points) They didn't want to be "white" anymore because whites were not treating them equally. They did not regard them as whites and as more

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