Kahlil Gibran On Race

Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883–April 10, 1931)

Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883–April 10, 1931)

Said a sheet of snow-white paper, "Pure was I created, and pure will I remain for ever. I would rather be burnt and turn to white ashes than suffer darkness to touch me or the unclean to come near me."

The ink-bottle heard what the paper was saying, and it laughed in its dark heart; but it never dared to approach her. And the multicolored pencils heard her also, and they too never came near her.

And the snow-white sheet of paper did remain pure and chaste for ever - pure and chaste - and empty.