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Eventually, as the numbers of immigrants from Asia began to swell in the mid- and late-1800s, the native White population increasingly began to view their presence in the U.S. with hostility. Objections were raised concerning perceived economic competition with native U.S. workers that Asian immigrants supposedly posed, along with doubts over whether Asians were cultural and racially compatible with mainstream American society.

This nativist and xenophobic backlash, popularly characterized as the "anti-Chinese movement," eventually led to several pieces of legislation at the local, state, and federal levels, culminating with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. These laws restricted the rights and activities of first, Chinese immigrants, then later broadened to include virtually all subsequent immigrants from Asia. Included in these restrictive laws were anti-miscegenation provisions that prevented Asians from marrying Whites.

These anti-miscegenation laws were first passed in the 1600s to prevent freed Black slaves from marrying Whites. Later versions added persons of Asian origin or ancestry to the list of groups forbidden to marry Whites. While early examples of such anti-miscegenation laws singled out those of "Mongoloid" origin specifically, they were later amended to include Filipinos (who claimed that they were of "Malay" origin) and Asian Indians (who characterized themselves as "Aryan" in origin).

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Gospels are a genre of Early Christian literature claiming to recount the life of Jesus , to preserve his teachings, or to reveal aspects of God 's nature. The New Testament has four canonical gospels which are accepted as the only authentic ones by the great majority of Christians, but many others exist, or used to exist, and are called either New Testament apocrypha or pseudepigrapha. Some of these have left considerable traces on Christian traditions, including iconography.

The word "gospel" – Old English for " Good News " – is the English term for the Greek word ευαγγέλιον ( euangélion ) which means "blessed proclamation", and from which we get the word evangel and its cognates.

Her claims come after Kristina Cohen accused Westwick , best known for playing Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl, of raping her three years ago.

She claimed a producer she was dating at the time allegedly brought her to Westwick’s house, where he raped her. He has denied this.

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Through history there have been many secret societies and conspiracy theories about those societies. This is a list of 10 of the most famous and popular secret societies or alleged secret societies.

The Order of Skull and Bones, a Yale University society, was originally known as the Brotherhood of Death. It is one of the oldest student secret societies in the United States. It was founded in 1832 and membership is open to an elite few. The society uses masonic inspired rituals to this day. Members meet every Thursday and Sunday of each week in a building they call the “Tomb”.

According to Judy Schiff, Chief Archivist at the Yale University Library, the names of the members were not kept secret until the 1970s, but the rituals always have been. Both of the Bush presidents were members of the society while studying at Yale, and a number of other members have gone on to great fame and fortune.

Henna ( Arabic : حِنَّاء ‎) is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis , also known as hina , the henna tree , the mignonette tree , and the Egyptian privet , [1] the sole species of the Lawsonia genus.

Henna can also refer to the temporary body art (staining) based on those dyes (see also mehndi ). Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk , wool and leather. Historically, henna was used in the Arabian Peninsula , Indian Subcontinent , parts of Southeast Asia , Carthage , other parts of North Africa and the Horn of Africa. The name is used in other skin and hair dyes, such as black henna and neutral henna , neither of which is derived from the henna plant. [2] [3]

The English name "henna" comes from the Arabic حِنَّاء‎ ( ALA-LC : ḥinnāʾ ; pronounced [ħɪnˈnæːʔ] ) or, colloquially حنا‎ , loosely pronounced as /ħinna/.