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W. E. B. Du Bois Quotes
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Race prejudice decreases values, both real estate and human.
I believe in pride of race and lineage and self: in pride of self so deep as to scorn injustice to other selves; in pride of lineage so great as to despise no man's father; in pride of race so chivalrous as neither to offer bastardy to the weak nor beg wedlock of the strong, knowing that men may be brothers in Christ, even though they be not brothers-in-law.
If the unemployed could eat plans and promises, they would be able to spend the winter on the Riviera.
Most men in this world are colored. A belief in humanity means a belief in colored men. The future will, in all reasonable possibility, be what colored men make of it.
Cannot the nation that has absorbed ten million foreigners into its political life without catastrophe absorb ten million Negro Americans into that same political life at less cost than their unjust and illegal exclusion will involve?
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
We cannot escape the clear fact that what is going to win in this world is reason, if this ever becomes a reasonable world.
Raphael painted, Luther preached, Corneille wrote, and Milton sang; and through it all, for four hundred years, the dark captives wound to the sea amid the bleaching bones of the dead: for four hundred years the sharks followed the scurrying ships; for four hundred years America was strewn with the living and dying millions of a transplanted race; for four hundred years Ethiopia stretched forth her hands unto God.
Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor-all men know something of poverty. Not that men are wicked-who is good? Not that men are ignorant-what is truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men.
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