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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz retweeted
This time will be different.
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz retweeted
We need to remember that, a century ago, unhinged fear-mongering about "demographic changes" in the American population led not just to drastic immigration restrictions at home, but to disastrous horrors abroad.
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz retweeted
As Whitman noted, these immigration restrictions, along with southern segregation laws, ultimately served as the inspiration for the 1935 Nuremburg Laws that in turn served as legal justification for the Holocaust. jewishbookcouncil.org/book/h…
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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz retweeted
The National Origins Act of 1924 not only shut the door on a centuries-old tradition of open immigration to America. As James Whitman has noted, it also served as a model for the racial citizenship laws that took root in Nazi Germany a decade later.
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