Quotation by Anna Julia Cooper

... when a great burly six feet of masculinity with sloping shoulders and unkempt beard swaggers in, and, throwing a roll of tobacco into one corner of his jaw, growls out at me over the paper I am reading, "Here gurl," (I am past thirty) "you better git out 'n dis kyar 'f yer don't, I'll put yer out"Mmy mental annotation is Here's an American citizen who has been badly trained. He is sadly lacking in both "sweetness" and "light" ...
Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964), African American educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 1 (1892).

The well-educated, well-travelled daughter of a former slave and her white master, Cooper was referring to railway officials who told her rudely that she was in a car reserved for whites. (Of polite conductors, she was wonderfully tolerant.).
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