On the evening of June 26, 2019, Castro told the world about the law and the need to abolish it. Next day, the Washington Post published a long article describing 1325’s Jim Crow origins, with stomach-turning details about its sponsor. The source for the revelations was a history professor at UCLA, Kelly Lytle Hernández. She is an expert on the racist criminalization of Blacks and Mexicans. Her work has earned her a MacArthur genius award.