This farcical atrocity is still in play today - one has only to look at the manifesto assembled by the University of California Dunces and their "Commission on the Future" who seem to be so possessed with hatred of those in desperate need of sunscreen, they failed to notice the difference between citizens whose ancestors were kept as slaves and any other random Joe who happens to be a shade or two darker than the Queen of England.
When did we start believing that abundant skin pigmentation is, in and of itself, a blight and a disability for the abundantly pigmented? The relevant factor, it seems to me, is more likely to be whether or not one's Grandma and Grandpa were on the books as somebody's property, and the resulting not so subtle implication that Grandma and Grandpa occupied the status and position in society which could be described as somewhere above the farm animals, but nowhere near what actual people enjoyed.
That has got to mess with you and it is that specific nastiness that we had hoped to address via affirmative action.
I personally think such programs amount to little, and are counterproductive, but America's history with slavery was grotesque enough to justify risking the repercussions of the unintended outcome. In no way, shape or form was the bandwagon jumping by the newly minted "people of color" brethren justified or even moral. That resulted in many a real victim and intended beneficiary being once again pushed to the back of the bus.
The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution was added specifically to bring former slaves into the citizenry and to provide them protections in the several states. It has specific wording which qualifies just who is eligible for citizenship by right of birth in the US:
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside"
It is the phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" that is relevant. If you owe your allegiance to a foreign government, then you are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. After being here for generations, slaves were effectively people without a country - and conversely, there was no country which would or could claim them as citizens. Thus the 14th Amendment.
It is not a free pass for any sneaky Petra who manages to sneak across the border just before the contractions set in.
The Nitty Gritty:
Please STAND behind America’s Black Shield as we present and promote The Rev-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., DREAM Act (a bill). More Info - Essentially, the Martin Luther King, Jr. DREAM Act (a bill) demands the full “ENFORCEMENT of the 14th Amendment and 1866 Civil Rights Act as originally intended.
Please send this message on to others and begin talking about the fact that there are some Black folks in “Sanctuary City” Los Angeles who are stimulating and spearheading a movement designed to actually deal a fatal blow to all aspects of illegal immigration, including the use of the race-card factor by enactment of The Rev-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DREAM Act. (Message Sent! RH)