He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I’m given the illustration first.
Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man’s skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white – you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example.