There are some men with white skins
and black souls—men whose intellects are darker than darkest Africa.
These black white men often frequent political gatherings and sometimes
achieve social and political positions of prominence.
There are some black men with strong
minds who, by diligent study, have accumulated great stores of useful
knowledge and bestowed innumerable benefits upon mankind. These
white black men are worthy of all consideration. They even make
more agreeable dinner-mates than black white men. That is to say,
intelligence incarnated in charcoal-colored men is more entertaining
and instructive than ignorance skin-clothed in white. It would please
most thinking men to dine with Booker T. Washington rather than
with Herr Most, Leon Czolgosz or any other ignorant white anarchist.
A mind white with useful knowledge in ever so black a body is better
than an intellect black with ignorance in ever so white a body.