“California Caste Bill SB-403: A Tool to Legalize Discrimination Against Hindu Americans”, Hindudvesha, May 3, 2023:
“Today the laws in the United States of America apply to everyone equally. No law exclusively targets any group based on their religious affiliations, country of origin, or political ideology. That was not always the case.
Equal but Separate – Dark History of Racism in America
Two hundred years ago, the US classified people into three races: those with European ancestry, those with Native American ancestry, and those with African ancestry. The members of each group were assigned their racial identity at birth. These race-based identities were legally sanctioned, and the three groups were subject to different laws, rights, and privileges.
One’s race decided the life one would have, where one could live, work, get an education, or whether one had unrestricted access to public resources and facilities. There were some interracial marriages on the fringes of society, and their progeny were assigned identities based on “blood purity formulas,” where white blood was considered the purest. Laws varied from state to state, but generally, such marriages were declared illegal….”
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