THE THREE PRINCIPAL RACES.
Extract from the Positive Polity of Auguste Comte, English Transalation
pages 377-8, Volume II:
"If the three principal races of mankind, the White, the Yellow and the
Black, are closely compared and there are only three races which present
really positive distinctions, we must see how their respective qualities will
tend to balance one another when the whole human family shall be com-
pletely assimilated, and all the forces of human nature called into active
Contrasting the two extreme types, it is plain that the Black Race is as
much above the White, on the side of feeling, as it is below it on the side of
intelligence. So long as the main task of human life was to develop man's
various resources, superiority of intelligence overpowered the respect for
feeling; and thus it much exaggerated the difference of race.
This will not be the case hereafter; when the group that leads the van of
civilization will be chiefly concerned with the discipline of all man's real
powers, so as ultimately to bring them into harmony for the common good.
Then the heart will definitely assume its natural place of authority, and
will incline the mind to do justice to the qualities of the despised races, who
are able to do such good service on behalf of the Great Being.
The middle race illustrates the same truth, though the contrast is less
marked. For the Yellow Race appears to me to have the same superiority
over the other two on the side of activity as they have respectively on the
side of intelligence and feeling. When we shall all join in developing the
resources of our domain, the earth, all these differences of organization will
be more and more made use of by the true Providence, which will transform
hatred and hostility into new sources of universal harmony".--Tuskegee
THE FARCE OF SAN ANTONIO.
No farce is funnier than the comedy of San Antonio. No rabbit-track is
crookeder than the twistifications of the story of the Negro cavalry, orders
given and countermanded; to be removed, to remain. It would be a sight