WASHINGTON — The scene inside the District of Columbia federal courtroom on Monday was as striking as the case being heard. Those seated on one side of the gallery appeared to be white; on the other side sat people who were black. All were members of the Cherokee Nation.
Except some members of the Cherokee Nation want to revoke the citizenship of the black members and prohibit their participation in the political and economic life of the tribe — all based on race and bloodline.
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