“In all the tens of thousands of years prior to the coming of the English to the New World the mixing of black and white was considered, on the whole, perfectly natural, and is still so regarded in nearly all the civilizations of the Old World. But tobacco and cotton, and the desire of one part of the human species, or rather, certain members of it, to enrich itself at the expense of another part, changed the picture.”

Source: J. A. Rogers. Sex & Race Vol. 1. pg. 16. 1952.  

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