Recognizing “humanity” in people of all colors, from a Haitian man

The August 26, 1842 Liberator includes an essay on “removing prejudice”, by S. Linant, of Paris.  Garrison introduces the essay by citing the qualifications of its author, who is Haitian.  Here are a few of its words.  “God has created men black, white, yellow; he has created MAN, a being social and perfectible.  Now, if you recognize on that dark face the characteristics of man, you ought to admit that he may possess, in the same degree as individuals of another color, those distinquishing attributes of the human race….”

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