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Racism and ethnic discrimination in two articles

Know Nothing campaign poster.

Franco-Americans have been the recipients of ethnic discrimination for decades. They were marginalized because they were immigrants, largely Roman Catholics and spoke the French language. Discrimination began in ernest during the middle 19th century, when the right wing Know Nothing Party was gaining political power, and rose again during the 1920’s, when Ku Klux Klan […]