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April 13, 2017

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Bill Turnier

Texas farmers and businesses were struggling with labor shortages during WWII. The federal government established the "bracero" program under Public Law 45 to allow the importation of laborers from abroad. Texas had rigid discrimination laws that included Mexicans with blacks. The Mexican government indicated it was concerned about their citizens being subject to discrimination in Texas. Not to worry said Taxas and passed a law making all Mexicans Caucasians regardless of actual race. The Mexican government thought a bit and said that regardless of what Texas laws said, they would not allow their citizens to go to Texas under the "bracero" program.
My wife did her MA thesis on Punlic Law 45. The debates under it are rather interesting on the subject of race with bipartisan criticism of some of the crazy racism that was then going on as we fought against a nation that had adopted horrid racist policies with some pointing out the inconsistency of our positions.

anymouse

Careful, getting into Spicer territory.

Deep State Special Legal Counsel

Interesting comparison. I found a National Recovery Act (NRA) greeting post card at my local "Treasure Bear Antique Mall and Emporium" a few years ago. A nice piece of American history that I purchased for $3.00. It reads, "To you our Leader, We wish thee cheer for a brighter, greater, happier New Year." If I am correct, Hitler was also referred to as the "Leader." Creepier still, is the NRA Eagle mascot. It looks nearly identical to the Nazi Eagle seen on crests and such...

Eric Rasmusen

More relevant is the question of whether the US is stricter now that Nazi Germany was. For membership in an Indian tribe, it is very strict. To be Cherokee for purposes of university claims, it is very lax--to wit, Elizabeth Warren. To be counted as Black or Hispanic, I'm not sure.

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