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Unformatted text preview: . history, one impediment has remained consistent, and that is the impediment of race. http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br- 02.pdf p. 4 and p. 9 5 Crossroads: Music of American Cultures (Barkley) Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2013 Race, especially skin color, has probably been the single most important obstacle to acceptance and assimilation into mainstream American society. This has been the case since the nation’s founding: soon after the United States became an independent country, the Naturalization Act of 1790 specified that citizenship was available to “any alien, being a free white person.” Thus Native Americ...
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