Thursday, October 18, 2007

Woodrow Wilson On Race

Woodrow Wilson, successful candidate for US President, 1912:

"I stand for the national policy of exclusion. The whole question is one of assimilation of diverse races. We cannot make a homogeneous population of a people who do not blend with the Caucasian race...Oriental coolieism will give us another race problem to solve, and surely we have had our lesson." (Statement made during the presidential campaign of 1912)

"Segregation is not humiliating but a benefit, and ought to be so regardedby you gentlemen." (From a speech to black leaders in 1913.)

"They (negroes) had the easy faith, the simplicity, the idle hopes, the inexperience of children. Their masterless, homeless freedom made them the more pitiable, the more dependent, because under slavery they had been shielded, the weak and incompetent with the strong and capable...It was a menace to society itself that the negroes should thus of a sudden be set free and left without tutelage or restraint...The country filled with vagrants, looking for pleasure and gratuitous fortune. Idleness bred want, as always, and the vagrants turned thieves or inopportune beggars. The tasks of ordinary labor stood untouched; the idlers grew insolent, dangerous; nights went anxiously by, for fear of riot and incendiary fire. It was imperatively necessary that something should be done...The southern legislatures, therefore, promptly undertook remedies of their own - such remedies as English legislators had been familiar with time out of mind." (From New York Age) July 11, 1912.)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The scientific terms for Negroes is "Africanus Domesticus." LOL!

10:28 AM  
Blogger Lawly said...

The gramarian way of saying "The scientific terms for negroes is "Africanus domesticus." is:

The scientific term for negro is "Africanus domesticus."

6:25 AM  

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