The Conservation of Races
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The American Negro has always felt an intense personal interest in discussions as to the origins and destinies of races: primarily because back of most discussions of race with which he is familiar, have lurked certain assumptions as to his natural abilities, as to his political, intellectual and moral status, which he felt were wrong. He has, consequently, been led to deprecate and minimize race distinctions, to believe intensely that out of one blood God created all nations, and to speak of human brotherhood as though it were the possibility of an already dawning tomorrow. Manifestly some of the great races—particularly the Negro race—have not as yet given to civilization the full spiritual message which they are capable of giving. Many criteria of race differences have in the past been proposed, such as color, hair, cranial measurements, and language.