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W. E. B. Du Bois on Imperialist Hypocrisy

Saturday, September 5, 2009

W.E.B. Du Bois

At The Excerpt Mill I quote a piece by W. E. B. Du Bois wrote:

Conceive this nation, of all human peoples, engaged in a crusade to make the “World Safe for Democracy”! Can you imagine the United States protesting against Turkish atrocities in Armenia, while the Turks are silent about mobs in Chicago and St. Louis; what is Louvain compared with Memphis, Waco, Washington, Dyersburg, and Estill Springs? In short, what is the black man but America’s Belgium

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