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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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himself to be selfish, it is in that of despising his fellow worm of the dust. Selfishness is seen in two ways; it may consist simply in neglecting the interest of our fellow beings while we are miserly attached to our own. And again, it consists in despising, suppressing, and wickedly opposing the interests of others. This last is capping the climax. It is the thing supremely. But all this, yes all of it I charge on American prejudice against color.

If God, therefore, is to be glorified in the fulfilment of that law by which he enforces upon man a regard to the interests of his fellow man, there is no glory for God in this prejudice. If that law condemns selfishness, it condemns this prejudice.

2. It is emphatically ill will. Let no man be deceived here. Many who are guilty of this prejudice, may be ignorant of its true nature, and so may many who see its operations. But let the world be assured that it is ill will. Mere aversion does not pursue a man like " an old shadow." It



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