Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 1, Tom Buchanan is telling Nick and Daisy about a book he recently read, ‘The Rise of the Colored Empires.’ It purports to use scientific methods to justify discrimination against nonwhite people. Daisy supports Tom’s racist views when she says of the nonwhite races, ‘We’ve got to beat them down.’