If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.
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.
And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race.
Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.
If the white man wants to hold on to it, let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able, should develop and carry out a program of his own.
When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.
The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.
The mere imparting of information is not education.
Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority.
Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination.
The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess.
In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.