They will endure. They are better than we are. Stronger than we are. Their vices are vices aped from white men or that white men and bondage have taught them: improvidence and intemperance and evasion-not laziness: evasion: of what white men had set them to, not for their aggrandizement or even comfort but his own.

William Faulkner

Faulkner on black Americans.

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Faulkner, William. "The Bear." Go Down, Moses. Random House, 1942, pt. 4.