2. In Hernandez vs. Texas (1954), lawyers argued that Mexican Americans who are Caucasian by law are treated as a separate class. Using information from class materials, explain why this is a valid assertion OR why this was not a valid claim.

ASSIGNMENT: Write a paper of 4- to 5- full double-spaced pages (no headers or footers) in response to one of the questions below. This is a required assignment, in lieu of an in-class exam.
• Use content from ONLY class materials to explain your answer.
• Do not use outside sources.
• CITE ALL SOURCES within the body of your paper and INCLUDE a Works Cited Page after your 4- to 5- full pages.
(i.e., the Works Cited Page does NOT count toward page length.)
DEADLINE:
• You can submit your paper any time after these guidelines are posted. The last day (deadline) to submit your
paper is Friday, October 15 for 5 points extra credit, last deadline is Sunday, October 17 at 11pm. Remember, you can turn in your paper ANYTIME BEFORE THAT.
• Submit your paper to the appropriate folder in Brightspace under Assessments, then Assignments. Submit a Word doc or pdf, NO other format.
SOURCES and how to CITE YOUR SOURCES
Use all sources we have covered so far in class, that are applicable to your answer (videos—articles– book chapters– class lectures and discussions.)
• Use Chicago Style or MLA style of writing to cite all your sources. Use the same style for your Works Cited page. o If you are unsure about formatting, search online for examples. There are many websites to help with
this. If you still have question, log in to my office hours or make an appointment to meet with me.
• Exception: to cite your class notes from our lectures and discussions, write in parenthesis “Class notes” and the date, e.g., (Class notes, 10/7/21)
• Do NOT use this format within a sentence: “According to Zaragosa Vargas’s chapter, Mexican Americans in the Southwest: 1870 to the Early Twentieth Century, …”
Write the question before you start your answer.
2. In Hernandez vs. Texas (1954), lawyers argued that Mexican Americans who are Caucasian by law are treated as a separate class. Using information from class materials, explain why this is a valid assertion OR why this was not a valid claim.

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