I do believe he cared just as much for his people as white folks does for their’n.

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 23. Huck’s attitude about the way he sees black people and slaves is changing. He realizes that Jim is human, with real feelings, just like him. The irony is that it is the most natural thing in the world for people to love their family, but Huck has been raised to think that it is unnatural for a black man to do so.