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

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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whether this prejudice against which I am now handling my pen, does regard the sacred relations and obligations of moral agents.

3d. It establishes in the whites a character for injustice. Injustice is the subversion of rights. It is prejudice itself to the rights of those on whom it is brought to bear. This prejudice, however, is not a single act of injustice, but a series of acts. Hence, we have only to see that a minister, a judge, a teacher, or a church is prejudiced against our interests, and we are hope-less for justice from such.

4th. Dishonesty is a fruit of prejudice. When I say this prejudice tends to dishonesty, I intend that form of dishonesty by which a man uses his neighbor's dues by stealth of fraud. Now what is that which induces those who are actuated by this prejudice, to use colored people at any time and in any way when the whole can be turned to their own account 1 Is it not dishonesty? If a colored man has skill,



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