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citizenship Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about citizenship
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“I have been living in this country nine years longer than you have. Do you realize that? Yet I am prevented by law from becoming a citizen. I am prevented by law from owning land. I am now separated from my family without cause.”
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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Farewell to Manzanar
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George Ko Wakatsuki
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laws
family apart
prejudices
Japanese
citizenship
unfairness
racial injustice
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“Moreover, I believe that part of America’s genius has always been its ability to absorb newcomers, to forge a national identity out of the disparate lot that arrived on our shores. In this we’ve been aided by a Constitution that--despite being marred by the original sin of slavery--has at its very core the ideas of equal citizenship under the laws; and an economic system that, more than any other, has offered opportunity to all comers, regardless of status or title or rank.”
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“Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.”
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If the thing is feasible, the first to do it ought to be an Englishman.
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“‘Yes, oh yes,’ said the other with bitterness. ‘American citizenship is a precious privilege when every goggle-eyed German--’ His anger choked him.”

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