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Dan Holzman holzman at panix.com
Mon Oct 7 14:36:02 EST 2002

In article <e2lo9.120046$S32.8304397 at news2.west.cox.net>,
John Knight <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
>This is typical of the STUPIDITY of jews.
>You jews are so STUPID that you "think" our courts define scientific or
>social or cultural classifications, but that our scientists don't.


  In its first words on the subject of citizenship, Congress in
  1790 restricted naturalization to "white persons."  Though the
  requirements for naturalization changed frequently thereafter,
  this racial prerequisite to citizenship endured for over a century
  and a half, remaining in force until 1952.  From the earliest
  years of this country until just a generation ago, being a "white
  person" was a condition for acquiring citizenship.

  ...a number of cases construing the "white person" prerequisite reached 
  the highest state and federal judicial circles, and two were
  argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the early 1920s.  These
  cases produced illuminating published decisions that document
  the efforts of would-be citizens from around the world to establish
  their Whiteness at law.  Applicants from Hawaii, China, Japan,
  Burma, and the Philippines, as well as all mixed-race applicants,
  failed in their arguments.  Conversely, courts ruled that applicants
  from Mexico and Armenia were "white," but vacillated over the
  Whiteness of petitioners from Syria, India, and Arabia.  Seen as
  a taxonomy of Whiteness, these cases are instructive because they
  reveal the imprecisions and contradictions inherent in the
  establishment of racial lines between White and non-Whites. . .
John will no doubt stay awake at night wondering how Jews got
citizenship between 1790 and 1952.

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