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A Bill to Prohibit Social and Economic Discrimination Because of National Origin, Language or Ancestry
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A Bill to Prohibit Social and Economic Discrimination Because of National Origin, Language or Ancestry - Page 2. [approximately 1940s]. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/45/show/44.

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([approximately 1940s]). A Bill to Prohibit Social and Economic Discrimination Because of National Origin, Language or Ancestry - Page 2. Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales/item/45/show/44

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Title A Bill to Prohibit Social and Economic Discrimination Because of National Origin, Language or Ancestry
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Texas
Date [approximately 1940s]
Description Typed mimeographed document, headed "A Bill to Prohibit Social and Economic Discrimination Because of National Origin, Language or Ancestry." Ca. 1940s. Identified at the top as a “LULAC project,” this is one of several similar bills introduced before the Texas Legislature. Perales and The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) worked tirelessly to secure anti-discrimination laws that addressed widespread ill treatment of American citizens of Mexican descent.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Mexican Americans
  • Bills, Legislative
Subject.Topical (AAT)
  • activists
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • bills (legislative records)
Language English
Physical Description 2 page draft of bill
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2010-002, Box 4, Folder 2
Original Collection Alonso S. Perales Papers
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=436
Digital Collection Selections from the Alonso S. Perales Papers
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/perales
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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File Name index.cpd
Conference In Defense of My People: Alonso S. Perales and the Development of Mexican American Public Intellectuals
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Transcript - 2 - Section 4. c. Any employer who shall willfully refuse employment to any person, discharge any person, or discriminate against any person in compensation or in other terms or conditions of employment because of the person's national origin, language, or anccs-. try, shall be fined not less than twenty five nor more than one thousand dollars or imprisonment in jail for not less than one month nor more than two years, or both such fine and imprisonment. Section 5. Tho provisions of this Act shall not apply to persons, corporations, or associations owning or operating public • places of business or amusement exclusively for the bdnofit of persons of the Negro Race and persons of tho Caucasian Race may bo lawfully excluded from all such places. Section 6. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith arc hereby repoaled* EMERGENCY NATURE Section 7 a. National Defense requires unity of interests between the various groups of people within the State and Nation for the effective prosecution of the war and for the maximum production essential to the early achievement of victory. b. Hemispheric solidarity demands the maintenance of harmonious rolations with all the countries in the Americas. c. The need for the elimination of discrimination ■ against persons because of their national origin, language or ancestry being essential to tho attainment of both bottcr understanding among the various groups of pooplc within the State and the people of the Americas constitutes an omcrgency and an imperative public necessity. d. The Constitutional Rule roquiring Bills to be road on throe scvoral days in oach house shall be, therefore, suspended and said Rule is hereby suspended and this Act shall take offect and bd in full forco from and immediately after its passago and, it is so enacted.