When You're a Credit To Your Race, The Bill Will Come Due O.J. Simpson and Our Trial by Fire
Now it says here, "And every white man shall be allowed to pet himself a Negro. Yea, he shall take a black man unto himself to pet and to cherish, and this same Negro shall be perfect in his sight...." The appointer has his reasons, personal or political. He can always point to the beneficiary and say, "Look, Negroes, you have been taken care of. Didn't I give a member of your group a big job?".
Zora Neale Hurston
"The 'Pet' Negro System," 1943