In an encounter with newspaper editor Monroe Trotter, President Woodrow Wilson claimed segregation was a good thing and that African Americans could be brainwashed into agreeing.
||Segregation is not humiliating, but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen. If your organization goes out and tells the colored people of the country that it is a humiliation, they will so regard it, but if you do not tell them so, and regard it rather as a benefit, they will regard it the same.||”|
The Who & When:
Woodrow Wilson, 1914
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