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by Marcus Garvey
March 31, 1923

Marcus Garvey"Every day we are discovering new evidence to bear out and support the stand taken by me, - that it is only a question of time when the entire white race will be inflamed against the black race and all the weaker peoples not sufficiently strong and organised to hold their own in the competition of life. I have also contended that the race problem was not absolutely confined to the United States of America, but it was only a question of environment that prevented the other great white nations from treating the black as he was being treated in the United States of America. If we were to place the same number of black people in any of the European countries as we have in America, that we would have the same problem of hostility, riots, lynchings and burning.

I have also held and still believe that it is only a question of time when the negro, economically dependent as he is on the white man, would be forced to the wall, and that the solution of the problem in the future would not be so much by wholesale killing or wiping out of the negro populations by fire or force of arms, but by a well-organised plan of economic starvation.

AfricaIt is not surprising to us how unreasonable and selfish certain people can make themselves. The English above everybody else, owe a debt of gratitude to the black for nearly all that they possess. Everybody knows that the British have built, themselves up on the blood and the wealth of the blackman, especially of Africa and the West Indies. Whilst the "Christian" British are going out to the colonies robbing and exploiting our people, murdering them for their lands and their wealth, we find that in their home, England they look upon it as an imposition for black people to go into their midst, not to exploit but to seek employment. This convinces us beyond a shadow of a doubt that as far as the economic political interest of the Englishman goes, he has no soul. He believes that he alone is entitled to everything that is of worth while, and that others have absolutely no claim upon those things that are necessary to life,except that which he does not want."

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