Friday, November 18, 2005

I would have thought 75

"...This [70 degrees F] is a temperature at which manual labor for white peoples is very trying. When the annual average is above this point, coloured labour is essential." ("The World", p.259, published 1936)

I'm less offended than bewildered that anyone could seriously, in all honesty, believe such things. I guess "the world" was different back then. Nature has changed, or something.

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