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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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CHAP. VII.

American prejudice against color examined,

its nature, its tendency and its cure.

I. Its nature. What is it? In order to avoid saying what has already been well said by many, I shall not make an argument of the fact that it is hating the image of God, nor of that, it is founded in a will to tread down the weak and poor. But pass on and say,

1. It is supreme selfishness. It seeks no glory for God, nor good for man, but is pointedly opposed to both. To this as including that, and to that as inseparable from this. And if this does not give it the character of selfishness, then selfishness is yet without proper definition. If in any act under the sun a man shows



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