Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oh Liberia, How I Miss Thee...

“It will probably be asked, Why not retain and incorporate the blacks into the State [instead of colonizing them]? Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites, ten thousand recollections by the blacks of the injuries they have sustained, new provocations, the real distinctions which nature has made, and many other circumstances will divide us into parties and produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.”

–Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XIV, 1782. ME 2:192

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