Is this Affirmative Action?

In the February 2, 1833 Liberator this notice comes under a heading,  RARE  CHANCE…”For sale, a large lot of land, situated in the city, on which are several buildings which may be easily converted into dwellings, or shops, for mechanical purposes.  The owner, being friendly to the people of color, is desirous of selling it to them, on terms lower than to the whites, that they may have an  opportunity to pursue various branches of mechanical business under such circumstances  as cannot fail to crown their efforts with success … Application must be made very soon to the Editor of the Liberator, who can satisfy any persons of the disinterestedness of the owner, the liberality of the offer, and the utility of the purchase …. Boston, January 16, 1833.”

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