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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2 comments on “S2 E10: Citizen Thind

  1. Hannah Jul 12, 2018

    Just can’t thank you enough for making this information available to the public. It’s been incredibly eye opening for me and many members of my community. Thank you.

  2. Strange that now we may soon realistically discuss …
    Legality of “race” – as far as who gets reparations.

    Let’s hope it is a smooth process.