DENIGRATIONS

SOME DEROGATORY STATEMENTS ON THE BLACK RACE FROM SOME SUPPOSEDLY EMINENT WHITE MEN

“There is a physical difference between the two which in my judgement, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of a perfect equality; and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I am in favour of the race to which I belong having the superior position”.

U.S. President: Abraham Lincoln, Debate with Stephen Douglas, 1858

 

“Never yet could I find that a black had uttered a thought above the level of plain narration...never saw an elementary tract of painting or sculpture”.

U.S. President: Thomas Jefferson

 

“It will be seen that when we classify Mankind by color, the only primary race that has not made a creative contribution to any civilization is the Black Race”.

Historian: Arnold Toynbee, A Study of History, 1934

 

“I am apt to suspect the Negroes to be naturally inferior to the White. There never was a civilized nation of any other complexion than white, nor even any individual eminent either in action or speculation. No ingenious manufacturers amongst them, no arts, no science”.

Philosopher: David Hume, Essays and Treaties on Several Subjects, Vol. I, London, 1753.

 

“Almost all civilized peoples belong to the white race. The people of other races have remained savage or barbarian, like the men of prehistoric times”.

Professor: Charles Seignobos, History of ancient Civilization, University of Paris.

 

“The Caucasian, to which we ourselves belong, is chiefly distinguished by the beautiful form of the head, which approximates to a perfect oval... From this variety have sprung the most civilized nations, and such as have most generally exercised dominion over the rest of mankind”.

“The Negro race is confined to the south of Mount Atlas. It characteristics are black, woolly hair, and flattish nose...In the prominence of the lower part of the face and the thickness of the lips, its [characteristics] manifestly approaches to the monkey tribe. The hordes of which this variety is composed have always remained in a state of compete barbarism.”

Quoted in General Studies Project  on  Africa.  

 

According to Reuter, the blacks were “without ancestral pride...even a tradition of historic unity or racial achievements...the whole record of the race was of servile or barbaric status.”

Author: E. B. Reuter, American Race Problem, ... 1970

 

“And who is the Negro that he should dispute this demand? A race that never yet founded a government or built a state that did not soon lapse into barbarism, a race that never yet made a single step towards civilization, except under the fostering care and guidance of the white man; a race in whose care was committed one of the three great continents, and who had made it, ever since the remotest times, a land of utter darkness, until today the nations of Europe, in the onward march of irresistible civilization are dividing his heritage, the greatest of the continents among themselves...”

Congressman: Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia, address to the US House of Representative in 1904 demanding the disenfranchisement of the black people.

“A black skin means membership in a race of men which has never created a civilization of any kind. There is something natural in the subordination of an inferior race even to the point of enslavement of the inferior race...”

Scholar: John Burgress, respected as the dean of academic cholars: The Slant of the Pen (Racism in Children’s book)

 

“Having demonstrated that the Negro and the Caucasian are widely different in characteristics, due to a deficiency in the Negro brain, a deficiency that is hereditary... we are forced to conclude that it is useless to try to elevate the Negro by education or otherwise.”

Doctor: Dr. Robert Bennett Bean, “Some Racial Peculiarities of the Negro Brain,” American Journal of Anatomy, 1906.

 

Professor R. B. Carttell  ”...concudes that savages, including the whole Negro race, should on account of their low mentality and unpleasant nature, be painlessly exterminated.”

The sentiments of a contemporary scientist, Professor R. B. Cartell. Transmitted by Lord Raglan, The Origin of Civization. 

 

We end these quotes with this summary:

“If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated”.  Historian: Carter G. Woodson.

 

Source: Kush, Indus Khamit, WHAT THEY NEVER TOLD YOU IN HISTORY CLASS. D AND J Book Distributors, Inc., NY. 1983. P.2-8.

 

ARF EDITORIAL NOTE: The above quote succinctly reflects ARF’s views and why it is so vital that we have a thorough knowledge of our History.

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