Punch,  45 (1863), 243.

The Relations of Black and White



News-Commentary, Drollery


Race, Anthropology, Societies, Human Development

    Reports that at a recent meeting of the Anthropological Society a paper was presented which argued that negroes were 'a little above monkeys and very much below white men'. Notes that the Morning Post sought to undermine the importance of such claims by recalling Richard Owen's confusion of a 'negro type of skull' with that of 'a Scotch Sergeant who was killed at Waterloo'. Punch agrees, but suggests that the Scotsman may have been 'Sergeant Blackie' (a common Scottish surname).

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