Louis Agassiz
(professor at Harvard University, USA)
4 September 1854

Races are different !

Do realise, Mr Hoëvell, that black and white people can’t live together very well. These two races originate from separate places in the world, just like different animal species. Have a look at this illustration from a book that’s just been published.

Louis Agassiz



Charles Darwin
(biologist, England)
27 December 1855
Shame on you, Mr Agassiz, for your allegations! I will prove that all people, whatever colour, come from the same ancestors. There are no different human races, just differences in colour or disposition.

Charles Darwin (biologist, England)



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