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This Supreme Court Case Decided Japanese People Couldn’t Become American Citizens

Because Ozawa was “clearly of a race which is not Caucasian.”

Photo by Claire Anderson on Unsplash

“The Japanese are now confronted with the unpalatable fact, laid down in unmistakable terms by the highest court in the land, that we consider them unfit to become Americans.” — Leslie Buell wrote in Foreign Affairs in 1923

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