THE PURCHASER of a black servant was persuaded that the color of
His skin arose from dirt contracted through the neglect of his
Former masters.

from Aesop – The Ethiop on Rap Genius

Meaning

Slaves were African, Africans are known to have very dark complexion, and to some may look like the color of dirt, but it is only this way because it was bred that way, controversial to how they got that way, but nevertheless they are the origin of all peoples, being that biblically the first man and woman came from Africa and bred there. So it is ironic to how they were treated so poorly because Caucasian society thought that they weren’t people.

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