The British Black Kid:
A young black kid observed that there seemed to be some advantages
in being white, so he went off and painted himself white all over.
and showed his mother who roused on him, and told him to go and show
This he did, and his father not only roared at him for being so silly,
but cuffed him over the ears and sent him on his way.
The boy went on and
sat on his favorite log pondering his position and feeling very glum.
came along and asked him what was wrong.
"I've only been a white kid for half and hour," he replied, "and I hate those
black bastards already!"