"nothing in this act shall be construed as applying to nurses attending children of the other race."
Compare this exception to the “Pocahontas exception” in Loving v. Virginia, decided by the Supreme Court in 1967. Loving overturned, as unconstitutional, Virginia’s law against interracial marriages. That law had an exception for people of 1/16th “Indian blood” – on the theory that they were descendants of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
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