Jesus Christ, guys. You're saying that the United States in 19-****ing-19 was not racist? The country that hadn't even cracked down on lynching in the South (partly because of a Southern president)? The country that had its own major colonial possession (for which a brutal war was fought with the native populace) in SE Asia? Yes, it was just a coincidence that the Wilson administration only supported the rights of those with pale or slightly-less-pale skin.