J A Rogers
As Nature Leads
As Nature Leads, an early work by J.A. Rogers (1883-1966) was originally published in a limited edition in 1919 as a sequel to his first book, FROM SUPERMAN TO MAN. Within a short time, AS NATURE LEADS became obscure and until now could only be found in a few public libraries and even fewer private collections. In AS NATURE LEADS, Rogers focuses on the seldom discussed topic of Black 'blood' in the White race. Through a series of letters and conversations, between two friends, Rogers creates a forum to discuss Black/White intermixture has had on human history. Rogers believed the notion of White racist thought rested on a fragile conception of a 'pure' White race. Protracted study of Black and European history led Rogers to the controversial conclusion that constant sexual contact between Black and Whites rendered the belief in a 'pure' White race meaningless. By exposing the extensive intermixture and intermarriage of Blacks and Whites, Rogers was attacking White racist thought at its roots.