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Unformatted text preview: the dangerous seeds of discontent and hatred. Douglass observes that white Americans have turned on another ethnic group Chinamen. California, in particular, has assumed a bitterly unfriendly attitude toward the Chinamen. Douglass rejects this attitude. He points out that only one-fifth of the world is white and it would be a sad reflection upon the laws of nature and upon the idea of justice to say nothing of a common Creator, if four-fifths of mankind were deprived of the rights of migration to make room for the one-fifth. Moreover, he asserts that the only way that the United States can realize its great destiny is by honoring its founding principles of justice, liberty and equality....
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- Fall '06