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June 22, 1983

Louisiana repeals last racial classification laws

The State Senate of Louisiana repealed the last of the nation's racial classification laws. The unanimous senate action followed a 90-4 vote for repeal in the Louisiana House of Representatives on June 9, 1983. The racial classification law had defined a black person as anyone "with one-thirty secondth 'Negro' blood."

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