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From: CeCe Moore <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Asian Indians in the US in 1940 (was How many races?)
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:23:02 -0700
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Very interesting. Where did they go?

> Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 23:12:48 -0700
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> Subject: [DNA] re How many races

> More from Wikipedia:
> "Not only were Indians denied the ability to naturalize, their new classification as Asian, rather than white, allowed the retroactive stripping of previously naturalized Indians of their American citizenship, because zealous prosecutors argued that Indian Americans had gained citizenship illegally, a claim often upheld. Moreover, without citizenship, Indian land owners fell under the net of the California Alien Land Law and other racist laws spearheaded by growing hatred against Asian immigrants. Specifically, Attorney General Ulysses S. Webb was very active in revoking Indian land purchases; in a bid to strengthen the Asiatic Exclusion League, he promised to prevent Indians from buying or leasing land. Under intense pressure, and with The Barred Zone Act of 1917 preventing fresh immigration to strengthen the fledgling Indian-American community, most Indians left the United States, leaving only half their population, 2,405, by 1940."

> Is this a great country or what?

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