Down with boastful national distinctions!

We think it is a very poor reason for perpetuating the African name among American born citizens, that those who have French or English blood in their veins boast of their descent.  All this boasting is quite foolish, and serves to make enemies of those, who else,

‘Like kindred drops, had mingled into one.’

No matter where a man is born, or in what country his progenitors originated; he is none the better, none the worse, for that, but a member of the great human family, and a brother man.  Down with all boastful national distinctions!  Yet let our colored fellow-citizens never be ashamed of being the descendants of Africans !  Ed. Lib.

                                (Liberator, Sept 13, 1844,pg3)