The point was that Michael had been trained, from his first dawn of consciousness, to differentiate between black men and white men.
For he had to learn, first, the spoken numerals; second, to see with his eyes and in his brain differentiate between one object, and all other groups of objects up to and including the group of five; and, third, in his mind, to relate an object, or any group of objects, with its numerical name as uttered by Steward.
Asked to differentiate between
European and Chinese poetry, some critics would perhaps insist upon their particular colour sense, instancing the curious fact that where we see blue to them it often appears green, and vice versa, or the tone theories that make their poems so difficult to understand; in fact, a learned treatise would be written on these lines, to prove that the Chinese poets were not human beings as we understand humanity at all.
The poor dear cannot differentiate between
erudition and wisdom.
Had they known that Monsieur Thuran's past experience as a card sharp had trained his sense of touch to so fine a point that he could almost differentiate between
cards by the mere feel of them, they would scarcely have felt that the plan was so entirely fair.
But White Fang soon learned to differentiate between
thieves and honest men, to appraise the true value of step and carriage.
He had heard the savage, bestial snarls and roars of combat, and he had realized with a shudder that he could not differentiate between
those of his guardian and those of the hairy ape.
4,19,21) Moreover, surgeons generally do not differentiate between
WDLs and ALTs when recommending treatment strategies.
When monthly expense reimbursement checks did not differentiate between substantiated expenses, overpayments and payments for tools, and excess amounts were not returned, the entire reimbursement was included in the employee's income.
IMC claimed it paid for the tools in installments when funds were available, but the payments did not differentiate between reimbursements and payments for the tools.