Whiteness defined by “Common Man”

The U.S. Naturalization Act of 1790 specified that citizenship was available only to “free white persons of good moral character.” In United States vs. Bhagat Singh Thind (1923) SCOTUS argued that whiteness was defined by the understanding of “the common man.” “In other words, the Court conceded that definitions of whiteness are predicated upon common … Continue reading Whiteness defined by “Common Man”