In Majorca for example, xuetas, people descended from conversos and who would have failed the blood purity tests were still considered second class.No xueta priest was allowed to say Mass in a cathedral until the 1960s. They lived ordinary lives as far as they were allowed to and spoke the local language of where they lived.The idea that racial or ethnic groups should be persecuted is popular in the Bible.God himself was keen on exterminating whole peoples, such as the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:3).In theory anyone who had any Jewish or Moorish ancestor, however remote, was of "impure blood" and suffered accordingly. Moreover they were second class citizens for racial, not religious, reasons.There was no question about it: according to the rules even the most devout Christian should be punished for having even a single distant ancestor of the wrong race.Candidate for the priesthood still had to show purity of blood going back four generations.
Less formalised discrimination was still present well into the 20th century.Evidence of the Cagots exists back as far as AD 1000, though their origins are lost to history.In western France and northern Spain they were regarded as an inferior caste of humans, even sub-humans.If the investigation had to be carried out of Cordoba, a person, not necessarily a member of the council, would be appointed to examine the witnesses appointed by the candidate. rules were set out and enforced by priests and bishops, monks and abbots.This researcher would receive a sum per diem according to the rank of the person, the distance traveled and the time spent. In 1496, Pope Alexander VI approved a purity statute for the Hieronymite Order, an enclosed religious Order.