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.
- H.P. Lovecraft - "On the Creation of Niggers" (1912)
Tasing a wild naked female gorilla in her natural habitat.
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people." - Abraham Lincoln, September 18, 1858