I. Hayakawa Quote

.

"By the definition accepted in the United States, any person with even a small amount of Negro Blood... is a Negro. Logically, it would be exactly as justifiable to say that any person with even a small amount of white blood is white. Why do they say one rather than the other? Because the former classification suits the convenience of those making the classification. Society, in short, regards as true those systems that produce the desired results. Science seeks only the most generally useful systems of classification; these it regards for the time being, until more useful classifications are invented, as true." I. Hayakawa
Add Category or Author

America   

Add Topic

Authors Mentioned:





Add this widget to your website!



You Might Like This Author

Kofi Annan
Birth: 1938-04-08

"The problem is this. The spread of markets outpaces the ability of societies and their political systems to adjust to them, let alone to guide the course they take"



"The words you need by the people you admire."

Copyright © 2002-2013 Great Quotes.com


Contact