The most important legal position in America is citizen. It is also the most assumed position. American Jurisprudence has consistently held the position, "citizenship is for whites only," yet non white natives assume citizenship because of their nativity. Are non-whites citizens? Has legislation been passed to elevate non-whites to the status of citizen? Can only citizens be white or only whites be citizens? Is white a skin color or a status? If black isn't white, can black equal citizen? Is black a skin color or a status? Our research has forced us to use the term white and citizen and black with non-citizen interchangeably. The following are sections of the landmark case Bryan v. Walton, 14 Georgia 185 (1853):

"Whereas, we maintain, that the STATUS of the African (non-citizen) in Georgia, whether bond or free, is such that he has no civil, social or political rights or capacity, whatever, except such as are bestowed on him by Statute; that he can neither contract, nor be contracted with; that the free negro (non-citizen) can act only by and through his guardian; that he is in a state of perpetual pupilage or wardship; and that this condition he can never change by his own volition. It can only be done by Legislation. That the act of manumission (Emancipation) confers no other right but that of freedom from the dominion of the master, and the limited liberty of locomotion; that it does not and cannot confer citizenship, nor any of the powers, civil or political, incident to citizenship........

" Anciently, in Rome, the manumission (Emancipation) of a slave produced no change of state in him, "because he had no state or civil capacity." Servus autem manumissus capite non minuitur; quia nullum caput habuit. (Justinian Lib. 1, Tit. 16, p. 43.) And such in a word, we apprehend to be the exact result of African manumission (Emancipation) here; and for the very brief, but satisfactory reason assigned in this single sentence. It produces no change in the state (status) of the negro slave here, because he has no state or civil capacity. This we believe to be the whole law of this case: and upon this simple principle, it may be safely rested. How can the mere act of manumission (Emancipation), by the master, invest the slave, who previously held no standing in the State, with any of the attributes of a freeman? . . .

Such is the result, and no more, of manumission (Emancipation) here. The slave is dismissed from the dominion of his master: and clothed with the privilege of going where he pleases. But to become a citizen of the body politic, capable of contracting, of marrying, of voting, requires something more than the mere act of enfranchisement. To adopt into the body politic a new member, is a vastly important measure in every community.--It is an act of sovereignty, just as much as naturalizing a foreign subject. The highest act of sovereignty a government can perform, is to adopt a new member, with all the privileges and duties of citizenship. Was there a general law, elevating all free persons of color (non-citizens) to this condition (status), then the assent of the government would be given in advance of the Act of Manumission (Emancipation). No such act is claimed--none such exists. The black man (non-citizen) in this State, may have the power of volition. He may go and come, without a domestic master to control his movements; but to be civilly and politically free, to be the peer and equal of the white man--to enjoy the offices, trusts and privileges our institutions confer on the white man, is not now, never has been, and never will be, the condition of this degraded race (status).

Our ancestors settled this State when a province, as a community of white men (status of citizen), professing the Christian religion, and possessing an equality of rights and privileges. The blacks (non-citizens) were introduced into it, as a race of Pagan slaves. The prejudice, if it can be called so, of caste, is unconquerable. It was so at the beginning. It has come down to our day. The suspicion of taint even, sinks the subject of it below the common level. It is to be credited, that parity of rank would be allowed to such a race? Let the question be answered by our Naturalization Laws, which do not apply to the African (non-citizen). He is not and cannot become a citizen under our Constitution and Laws. He resides among us, and yet, is a stranger. A native even, and yet not a citizen. Though not a slave, yet is he not free. Protected by the law, yet enjoying none of the immunities of freedom. Though not in a condition of chattelhood, yet constantly exposed to it."

"In no part of this country, whether North or South, East or West, does the free negro (non-citizen) stand erect and on a platform of equality with the white man. He does, and must necessarily feel this degradation. To him there is but little in prospect, but a life of poverty, of depression, of ignorance, and of decay. He lives amongst us without motive and without hope. His fancied freedom is all a delusion. All practical men must admit, that the slave who receives the care and protection of a tolerable master, is superior in comfort to the free negro. Generally, society suffers, and the negro (non-citizen) suffers by manumission (Emancipation). I am fully persuaded that the State ought sternly to withhold its assent to domestic emancipation; and that the true policy, is not to seek to elevate the black man in our midst to a condition of equality which it is impossible for him to exercise wisely for himself or the community. Civil freedom among the whites (citizens), he can never enjoy. To this isolated class (status of non-citizen), it will ever be but a name."

This landmark case shows the parallels of race and citizenship it also shows legal difference based on race. The English caste system was not relinquished when independence was attained, only renamed. The American caste, class or status system is maintained through law using citizenship to divide parties and race as a social construct or propaganda to teach the population that they are born into their caste (even though race is voluntary).

American Caste System
White = Citizen of America
Native American, Native Hawaiian, Asian = Citizen somewhere
Black = Citizen nowhere
Slave = Criminal

What makes this reality even more interesting is that race is voluntary. The public is convinced they are born their race yet race is voluntary. Can you change your race, class, caste, or status if it is voluntary? Does voluntary mean I can choose any one I want? If anyone can be a citizen then can anyone can be white?