There stood one, in physical proportion and stature commanding and exact--in intellect richly endowed--in natural elo- quence a prodigy--in soul manifestly "created but a little lower than the angels"--yet a slave, ay, a fugi- tive slave,--trembling for his safety, hardly daring to believe that on the American soil, a single white person
could be found who would befriend him at all hazards, for the love of God and humanity
Here you are, on a lone plantation, ten miles from any other, in the swamps; not a white person
here, who could testify, if you were burned alive,--if you were scalded, cut into inch-pieces, set up for the dogs to tear, or hung up and whipped to death.
HOWEVER liberal-minded you are, it is very uncomfortable to be the only white person
travelling on a full bus.
In the racially charged atmosphere, the black men of this novel struggle with the changing times in LA, fully aware of and bitter about discrimination, but each still willing to see each white person
as just that.
Now a mature adult, at age forty he was called a "Harvard nigger"; at forty-five he was denied a loan, because of race, by a New York bank; at sixty he was ordered to serve as a porter for a white person
at an upscale hotel; at eighty he was told to hang up a white guest's coat at a Washington club.
They say they don't care what a white person
calls them since words can't harm them.
There was always a white person
that came to our community as a minister, as a deacon.
There, when a white person
got on, not only was she supposed to move back to the colored-only area, but everyone on her row, four people, had to move, because no one could sit parallel to a white person
You couldn't maintain a five-minute conversation with a white person
, much less a friendship, without feeling that they would just never get it.
White settlers and juries had been conditions to believe, through popular culture, word of mouth, and sensationalized newspaper headlines, that Apaches were the most dangerous and bloodthirsty of Native Americans; and so any Apache accused of killing a white person
was likely to be treated as a blood enemy to be destroyed in the all-white courts, rather than innocent until proven guilty.
Blacks must give up their seats in that section if a white person
is without one.
To me, this is like asking a black or Asian person if he/she would take a pill to turn into a white person