On May 26, 1924

In response to Eugenicists’ fears that some immigrants would pollute the American gene pool, Congress passes Immigration Act of 1924, which bars all immigration from Asia.

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A History of Racial Injustice Calendar 2018

The law didn’t just apply to Asians, but to groups from southern Europe.  “Immigration Restriction Act of 1924 to halt the influx of Southeast European immigrants, who eugenicists viewed as immigrants “of the lower grades of intelligence” and immigrants “who are making excessive contribution to our feeble-minded, insane, criminal and other socially inadequate classes.”  Are YOU from a Southeast European background?

This is what Jeff Sessions said about the law.

Things haven’t changed that much since 1924.  Only the location of the immigration.

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