Thomas Jefferson about suspicion (“Notes on the State of Virginia”, 1785) - I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind.
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I advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind.
 Thomas JeffersonNotes on the State of Virginia (1785). copy citation

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