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What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 13 in a series – “If he learns to read the Bible it will forever unfit him to be a slave.”

August 7th, 2019 Comments off

”Of course he forbade her to give me any further instruction, telling her in the first place that to do so was unlawful, as it was also unsafe; “for,” said he, “if you give a n***** an inch he will take an ell. Learning will spoil the best n***** in the world. If he learns to read the Bible it will forever unfit him to be a slave. He should know nothing but the will of his master, and learn to obey it. As to himself, learning will do him no good, but a great deal of harm, making him disconsolate and unhappy. If you teach him how to read, he’ll want to know how to write, and this accomplished, he’ll be running away with himself.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

Why I'm Reading: He was whipped oftener who was whipped easiest.

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What I’m Reading: Silver Like Dust – 13 in a series – “…Let ’em be pinched, hurt, hungry and dead up against it…”

August 7th, 2019 Comments off

”Henry McLemore, a syndicated newspaper columnist, told his readers:

I am for immediate removal of every Japanese on the West Coast to a point deep in the interior. I don’t mean a nice part of the interior either. Herd ’em up, pack ’em off and give ’em the inside room in the badlands. Let ’em be pinched, hurt, hungry and dead up against it … Personally, I hate the Japanese. And that goes for all of them.”

From  Silver Like Dust by Kimi Cunningham Grant

What I'm Reading: Those were hakujin beaches. Whites-only beaches.

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What I’m Reading: The Mueller Report – 25 in a series – “…instructed its employees to target U.S. persons…”

August 7th, 2019 Comments off

My Favorite Quotes from A Christmas Carol #36 – The only emotion that the Ghost could show him, caused by the event, was one of pleasure.

December 13th, 2014 Comments off

 My Favorite Quotes from A Christmas Carol #36 - The only emotion that the Ghost could show him, caused by the event, was one of pleasure.

“If there is any person in the town who feels emotion caused by this man’s death,” said Scrooge, quite agonised, “show that person to me, Spirit! I beseech you.”

The only emotion that the Ghost could show him, caused by the event, was one of pleasure.

“Let me see some tenderness connected with a death,” said Scrooge; “or that dark chamber, Spirit, which we left just now, will be for ever present to me.”

Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol

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