Friday, November 23, 2018

Who Is My Brother?

"I hate and despise a shrewish suspicion of foreigners and foreign ways; a man who can look me in the face, laugh with me, speak truth and deal fairly, is my brother, though his skin is as black as ink or as yellow as an evening primrose."
  • What is Coming? (1916) Herbert George Wells 

I see that fine sentence by H. G. Wells as a companion piece to the following statement, by Eli Siegel: 
“It will be found that black and white man have the same goodnesses, the same temptations, and can be criticized in the same way. The skin may be different, but the aorta is quite the same.” 

See Ken Kimmelman's historic Emmy-winning PSA, "The Heart Knows Better." 

From the anti-prejudice PSA by Ken Kimmelman