S2 E10: Citizen Thind

June 14, 2017

The story of Bhagat Singh Thind, and also of Takao Ozawa – Asian immigrants who, in the 1920s, sought to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that they were white in order to gain American citizenship. Thind’s “bargain with white supremacy,” and the deeply revealing results.


Photo: Bhagat Singh Thind in U.S. Army uniform. Smithsonian Institution

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