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" Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination, it appears to me that in memory they are equal to the whites ; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations... "
An Essay on the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human ... - Page 245
by Samuel Stanhope Smith - 1810 - 411 pages
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Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora

Michael A. Gomez - History - 2005 - 250 pages
...general, their existence appears to participate more of sensation than reflection . . . Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege

Robert Jensen - Education - 2005 - 124 pages
...present, they do not go through it with more coolness or steadiness than the whites." • "Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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Systemic Racism: A Theory of Oppression

Joe R. Feagin - Psychology - 2006 - 388 pages
...the white racial frame. He argues that they are very inferior in key human qualities: "Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...that in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous."24 Here we see the hoary stereotype of African Americans as less intelligent and creative...
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A Dealer of Old Clothes: Philosophical Conversations with David Walker

Darryl Scriven - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 208 pages
...whose body is at rest, and who does not reflect, must be disposed to sleep of course. Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 1236 pages
...whose body is at rest, and who does not reflect, must be disposed to sleep of course. Comparing them rescue. Bu B as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Jeannine Marie DeLombard - History - 2009 - 344 pages
...inferiority. "Comparing [blacks] by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination," Jefferson finds "that in memory they are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior," and "in imagination they are dull, tasteless, and anomalous"; thus, like animals, "their existence appears...
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The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square

Ned Sublette - History - 2008 - 369 pages
...whose body is at rest, and who does not reflect, must be disposed to sleep of course. Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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The Atlantic Enlightenment

Susan Manning, Francis D. Cogliano - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 236 pages
...supposed African inferiority on empirical observation and comparison with Europeans: Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason, and imagination...appears to me that in memory they are equal to the white; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending...
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Darkest Europe and Africa's Nightmare: A Critical Observation of the ...

Akinyi von K'Orinda-Yimbo - History - 2007 - 256 pages
...circumstances and education naturally produce."51 Come 1787, Thomas Jefferson himself wrote, "Comparing them by their faculties of memory, reason and imagination,...are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid;...
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In White America: A Documentary Play

Martin B. Duberman - African Americans - 1964 - 74 pages
...forgotten with them. In general, their existence appears to participate more of sensation than reflection. It appears to me that in memory they are equal to the whites; in reason much inferior, as I think one could scarcely be found capable of tracing and comprehending the investigations of Euclid....
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