The colored people of this country know and understand the white people better than the white people know and understand them.
This country can have no more democracy than it accords and guarantees to the humblest and weakest citizen.
The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way, as a race; through a sense of justice, charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation.
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