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such behavior as a sign of the whiteness of Armenians and, thus, their eligibility for citizenship.6 The court’s verdict fl ew in the face of the treatment of Armenians in the grape-growing regions of California. In 1930 Stanford researcher Richard Tracy LaPiere conducted a survey of the 474 non-Armenian residents of Fresno County concerning their impressions of Armenians. LaPiere conducted his studies in the tradition of the Chicago School, a research group started by University of Chicago sociologist Robert Park concerned with the attitudes of the dominant

prohibition and the emer- gence of California’s world-renowned wine industry. “We don’t have illegal grape-growing cartels in our national forests,” she answered. “And they don’t take out guns. Th ey take out advertising.” Five days later, the California Field Poll showed Proposition 19 winning by a 49 to 42 percent margin among registered voters. On September 30, a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California put the initiative ahead by 52 percent to 41 percent. It appeared voters were buying in on potentially another transformative California marijuana