Wednesday, 10 October 2012

And then there's this:

by H. P. Lovecraft

When, long ago, the gods created Earth
In Jove’s fair image Man was shaped at birth.
The beasts for lesser parts were next designed;
Yet were they too remote from humankind.
To fill the gap, and join the rest to Man,
Th’Olympian host conceiv’d a clever plan.
A beast they wrought, in semi-human figure,
Filled it with vice, and called the thing a Nigger.
Via Nnedi Okorafor's blog.
 

2 comments:

Suresh S said...

It's there in full glory in Joshi'a biography. I thought it was hilarious in terms of a what an almost caricature racist it made HPL out to be.

JP said...

Yes, he did himself no favours writing stuff like this.