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This chapter is a meditation on the meaning of being brown in America. It focuses on the unusual ease with which “dark-skinned males” were assumed to be the culprits behind the Boston Marathon bombings. The easy attribution of blame is a part of a long history of suspicion—and the essay takes up for examination a famous short-story by W. Somerset Maugham from the 1920s and also the 1917 Immigration Act in the United States (also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act).

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