#2. “Segregation is not a humiliation but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen.”
This quote was stated by Wilson to the protestors of segregated battalions. It is a perfect example of Wilson advocating the modern-day liberal theory of government knowing what is best. The military would not be desegregated until 1948, and one can certainly surmise that this was partly due to these thoughts laid out by Wilson. This same line of thinking could be used to justify Southern Jim Crow Laws, which were brought to the Executive Branch by Wilson.