Nell Irvin Painter on Black Myths

Another idea basic to Southern racial politics contended that unschooled Blacks were unable to think for themselves. It held that rural Blacks, ignorant of their own best interests, easily misled, and generally unreasoning, failed to assess changes in the political climate. To varying degrees, “representative colored men” shared this view with many Northern and Southern whites.

  • P.22, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

Nell Irvin Painter


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