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FACTS ABOUT THE NEGRO.

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FACTS ABOUT THE NEGRO. In the course of a series of lectures on Ethnology," at the Royal Institution in London, Professor Huxley, in arriv- ing at the subject of Africa and the negro, thus closed his remarks:- The negro is not the "missing link" between men and monkeys he is further removed from anthropoid apes in many respects than the English are. For instance, he has woolly hair, and no monkeys are so ornamented, except perhaps a few scarce species in South America. The spur heel of the negro has been spoken of to his advantage but it is doubtful whether his heel projects more than an Englishman's and that it is not an indentation of the part above the heel, which sometimes gives the appearance of unnatural projection of the latter. Many foolish things are said by opponents of the negro, who frequently quote as a fact what has often been refuted, that the brain of a negro is covered with a black membranous envelope. It is not so, and if it were, is that a reason for con- demning him to slavery? The friends of the negro likewise say foolish things, and argue that England would be all the better for an infusion of negro blood. He did not believe so. One thing is certain,. the negro is improvable, because he can now tili the ground, smelt iron, and work gold, which he did not do originally. How far he is improvable is a question yet to be solved. It must be remembered, however, that certainly for five or six thousand years, perhaps more, as proved by Egyptian monuments, the negro has lived in Africa much as at present, without in any degree civilising himself. No nation can elevate itself by condemning another to slavery, and no nation can do its duty to inferior races, or itself attain the highest point of civilisation, without trying to raise less favoured nations to the highest point they are capable of reaching, be it high or be it low. This concluding remark was received with much applause.

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