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citizenship Quotes

Six 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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prejudices
unfairness
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racial injustice
Japanese
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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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“The object of all schools is not to ram Latin and Greek into boys, but to make them good English boys, good future citizens; and by far the most important part of that work must be done, or not done, out of school hours. To leave it, therefore, in the hands of inferior men, is just giving up the highest and hardest part of the work of education. Were I a private school-master, I should say, Let who will hear the boys their lessons, but let me live with them when they are at play and rest.”

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