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If a Harvard professor said it, it can’t be wrong

Harvard professors are always right, so here’s a quote from one about immigrants.

” It may be doubted, as a genĀ­eral rule, whether the young Irish-American is a better or safer citizen than his parent from Cork. He can read, but he reads nothing but sensation stories and scandalous picture-papers, which fill him with preposterous notions and would enfeeble a stronger brain than his and debauch a sounder conscience. He is generally less industrious than his sire, and equally careless of the public good.”

This is Francis Parkman (Harvard 1844) Professor of Horticulture at Harvard writing in 1878.

Got that Donald !