Dan Carlin puts out two podcasts. One, called “Hardcore History,” is a history-lovers dream. The other, “Common Sense,” deal with contemporary issues. I don’t always agree with Dan’s opinions in “Common Sense,” but in his latest episode he breaks down the history of U.S. immigration law in a way that is easy to understand. Race has always been a factor in immigration, from the first law that limited citizenship to “free, white persons of good character.” This led to an absurd legal battle over who was and was not white.
Listen to Episode 296 of the Common Sense podcast for more of the story.