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Never Liked Italians

But now there came multitudes of men of the lowest class from the south of Italy and men of the meaner sort out of Hungary and Poland, men out of the ranks where there was neither skill nor energy nor any initiative of quick intelligence; and they came in numbers which increased from year to year, as if the countries of the south of Europe were disburdening themselves of the more sordid and hapless elementals its of their population, the men whose standards of life and work were such as American workmen had never dreamed of hitherto.

From the New York Tribune, April 26, 1919.
By Woodrow Wilson.

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