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citizenship



  • Allegiance, Birthright and Race in America

    by William Darity, Jr. and Charles Ali Bey

    The Thirteenth Amendment demonstrated that a person could be both a citizen and a slave (via conviction). What, then, was the citizenship status of the enslaved in America, and what does that tell us about the debates over birthright citizenship and reparations today? 



  • Birtherism 2.0

    by Matthew Yglesias

    Right-wing challenges to Kamala Harris's eligibility for the presidency depend on a legal argument that American-born children of immigrants are a lesser category of citizen. There is no basis under the Constitution for this. 


  • Of Course Kamala Harris is a Citizen

    by Derek Litvak

    John Eastman's claims that Kamala Harris is not a natural-born U.S. citizen fly in the face of 14th Amendment jurisprudence and Eastman's own prior defenses of Ted Cruz's eligibility for the presidency. 



  • 15th Turns 150!

    The presence of new citizens in the form of formerly enslaved people forced Congress to consider what citizenship and voting actually meant. 



  • Responsibility and Civility: The Unwritten Essentials

    by Mary Lindemann

    Critical to the prospering of any academic group are the unwritten expectations that underlie and ground its workings. When they’re observed, organizations prosper; when they’re disregarded, things go terribly wrong.