Monday, 13 December 2010

Quote of the day...

In a letter dated February 1925, from an American businessman to a close and highly regarded Japanese friend:

"Peoples of different races generally do not live together with complete sympathy and understanding, and rarely succeed in creating social and economic conditions which easily blend. Neither do marriage and the mixing of bloods usually produce fortunate results."


  1. Ha!

    I actually found the quote very positive in a backhand sort of way - look how far we've come in 85 years... there's hope for the future!

  2. Colonialism at play. Actually, I was having some drinks with a Lithuanian man last week and he said the same thing.

    We've come a long way, but we still have far to go in our quest to decolonize the colonized and the colonizer. Liz