Unformatted text preview: oples are dark in mind as well as in body; of dark, uncertain, and imperfect descent; of frailer, cheaper
stuff; they are cowards in the face of mausers and maxims; they have no feelings, aspirations, and loves; they are
fools, illogical idiots—“half-devil and half-child.” Such as they are civilization must, naturally, raise them, but soberly and in limited ways. They are not simply
dark white men. They are not “men” in the sense that Europeans are men. To the very limited extent of their shallow
capacities lift them to be useful to whites, to raise cotton, gather rubber, fetch ivory, dig diamonds—and let them be
paid what men think they are worth— white men who know them to be well-nigh worthless . Such degrading of men by men is as
old as mankind and the invention of no one race or people. Ever have men striven to conceive of their victims as different from the victors, endlessly different, in soul and blood, strength and
cunning, race and lineage. It has been left, however, to Europe and to modern days to discover the eternal world-wide mark of meanness—color! Such is the silent revolution that has gripped modern European culture in...
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