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"So I learned early on not to hate ALL white people. And ever since, it has seemed to me that MOST people are generally good, in every race and in every country where I have been." Part I, Twenty-One, Ch. 2, Negro, p. 14

"Then it was that books began to happen to me, and I began to believe in nothing but books and the wonderful world in books—where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas." Part I, Twenty-One, Ch. 2, Negro, p. 16

"In America most white people think, of course, that ALL Negroes can sing and dance, and have a sense of rhythm." Part I, Twenty-One, Ch. 4, The Mother of Gracchi, p. 24

"At the end of the first day, she said: 'Ah never come across an educated Ne-gre before.'" Part I, Twenty-One, Ch. 16, Departure, p. 79

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