W. E. B. Du Bois Quote
Why was his hair tinted with gold? An evil omen was golden hair in my life. Why had not the brown of his eyes crushed out and killed the blue? — for brown were his father's eyes, and his father's father's. And thus in the Land of the Color-line I saw, as it fell across my baby, the shadow of the Veil.
Ch. XI: Of the Passing of the First-Born - The Souls of Black Folk (1903)