Benjamin Franklin, "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind" (1751): Why increase the sons of Africa, by planting then in America, where we have so fair an opportunity, by excluding all blacks and tawnys, or increasing the lovely white and red? Thomas Jefferson on the African Race, 1781: Excerpted from Notes on the State of Virginia: I advanced it; therefore, as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race or made distinct by time or circumstance, are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both body and mind. Lincoln's Fourth Debate with Douglas at Charleston, Illinois | September 18, 1858: There is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together...while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I much as any man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. (no photo) Henry Berry, A United States Senator of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1832: We have, as far as possible, closed every avenue by which the light may enter the slaves's mind. If we could extinquish the capacity to see the light, our work will be complete. They would then be on the level of the beast of the fields and we then should be safe. Disclaimer: Eye Doubt If Bill Cosby, Ed.D's research reached as far as confirming the pre-planned degenerative process for the African American abyss that has been going on for over 300+ years.