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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1922
HOW TO OVERCOME EVIL
Be kindly affectioned one to another
with brotherly love in honor prefer
ring one another recompense to no
man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men. Be
not overcome with evil, but overcome
evil with good.Romans 12:10, 17,
THEY ARE FULL OF MOONSHINE
Of all the fool things that we have
heard of lately, comes from the be
nighted state of South Carolina,
where one J. Walter Moon, a mem
ber of the state legislature, has in
troduced a bill in that august body,
which is intended to prohibit the
showing of pictures in colored motion
picture houses that contain the faces
of white women. He states that it
is a crime to have colored men
women gazing at faces of white
women on the screen, and so would
make a drastic law compelling col
ored motion picture houses to show
pictures of colored people only. And,
it seems, that a majority of the mem
bers of the House are as full of
"moonshine" as Moon himself, for
they actually took the measure seri
ously enpugh as to pass it. What
the asinine color prejudice of the
average Southerner will not cause
him to do is beyond our ken.
We understand that the bill now
awaits action in the South Carolina
senate. If made into a law it will
represent one of the most remarkable
precedents ever established even in
southern law-making bodies.
HOW ABOUT IT, MR. FROE?
Since the last issue of THE AP
PEAL we have learned more about
the recently appointed recorder of
deeds for the District of Columbia,
Arthur G. Froe. He is a resident of
Welch, W. Va., where he has been a
member of the bar for twenty years
and stands high with the legal fra
ternity. He has been very active and
successful in Republican politics in
bis native state. He is well educated
and a fluent speaker. All weir and
good, and we congratulate him
upon his recognition as worthy
of reward for services rendered,
but we have not changed our
attitude of last week in asking, has
he been selected, for the reason that
like all of the other colored men who
have been given places under the
present regime, he will head a jim-
RAPS AMERICAN CHRISTIANS
In a recent interview a Japanese
gentleman walloped the American
Christian hypocrites, in these words
and hits the nail on the head:
"I am a Christian, but I cannot
reconcile the rules which Christianity
taught me with American practices.
Americans are overly suspicious and
narrow hearted. Our nation is sup
posedly anti-Christian, but we have
"American missionaries teach us
that all people are equal, so we wel
come Americans, let you travel
throughout Japan unmolested, buy
property, engage in business, and
give you equal rights with our own
people when you are in Japan. You
do not practice in America what your
missionaries teach us we must do, if
we want to be Christians. Even the
missionaries do not practice what
they preach when they return to
"The Father of His Country" the Anniversary of Whose Birthday Will be
Celebrated February 22nd.
jrow office? Will the office of Re
corder of Deeds be a segregated
place? The colored people who sup-The
oorted Harding have a right to
know. And the colored people ought
to rise in their might, if they have
any, and protest against any more
THE FREEDOM OFTHE PRESS.
Postmaster General Hays, shortly
before signing his half million dollar
contract with the movie moguls, came
out strongly against the attempt in
some quarters to prohibit by law
publication of racing news. The
movement had gained such headway
that its friends succeeded in attach
ing a rider to a bill pending in the
House of Representatives so that
racing news .would be prohibited
transportation through the mails,
along with lottery and cheating de
vices. "I was not consulted about the
provision," declared Mr. Hays, "and
I hope this section will not pass. *The
whole bill had better be defeated, in
my opinion, than to add this addi
tional curtailment of the freedom of
the press. There. has been a very
strong tendency of late in that direc
tion, and I am sure it is essential .that
such a tendency should be checked. I
am reminded of Voltaire's statement,
'I wholly disapprove what you
but I will defend with my- life your
right to say it.'
There, are other ways of removing
race track gambling evil than
through the indirect method of pro
hibiting the transmission of news
thereof through the mails. There are
probably certain crimes committed
for the sole purpose of achieving no
toriety for the criminal through press
account of his exploits. But that does
not mean that newspapers cannot pub
lish a news stpry of the incident.
'The Old Man Eloquent, the Anniversary of Whose Birthday Was Celebrated
Crime is sought to be checked through
laws directed at the perpetrator.
racing evil can be curbed in a
similar direct fashion. The people
are entitled to the news of the coun
try, whether it is good or bad, and to
curtail the freedom of the press in
giving it to them, strikes at the very
root of popular government.
BRISBANE'S POISON GAS.
Arthur Brisbane, who contributes a
column headed "Today" to the Hearst
newspapers, is considered a great
writer, but THE APPEAL has nothe
ticed for years that he has great bit
terness against colored people in his
writings. Here is some of his latest
"President Harding told the colored
men and women in the South that it
was a mistake for them to talk about
"social equality." said he: "This is a
question of recognizing a fundamen
tal, eternal and inescapable differ-
That earnest young Socialist plu
tocrat, Charles E. Russell, rebukes
President Harding and wants to
know what PROOF there is of a dif
ference between Negro -and white
"Show me," says he. In any nat-.
ural history museum the polite at
tendant will "show him." He will
lead Mr. Russell to a row of skulls,
and say, "This is a Negro of one
type this is a Negro of another.
This is a white man."
A 5-year-old child can be taueht the
difference. And to change Jme skull
by interbreeding, which is not
desired, would take many thousands
To lift up the bone of a forehead,
making it half an inch nearer to the
perpendicular, would take 10,000 years
at least. There is the "show me" an
swer, most puzzling to those that
would LIKE equality, but that don't
want to deceive themselves.
A great naturalist said, "The dif
ference 'between a low type of Afri
can savage and a highly developed
white man is greater than the differ
ence between that savage and a blade
of grass." That, unfortunately, is
true, and intelligent Charles E. Rus
sell knows it.
Let us not deceive ourselves or
others, even in the noble cause of
love. Those that are de
ceived, no matter how kindly, lose
The bunk about the African savage
and a blade of grass seems to be a
favorite quotation of Mr. Brisbane for
he has used it at least a half dozen
times a year for the last ten years.
Other great naturalists have said that
there are no fundamental differences
between the white and black races
and the Christ has said that of one
blood were created all nations. The
colored people in America are not
f air V~* ri f~..
whether we accept his advice or not
and sooner or later he wil blaze the
way to our financial, industrial and
us or make us afraid. Wise colored
JIM CROW LEADERS.
i We had in a recent issue a sympo
sitmi of views of colored editors in
various parts of the country on the
speeches of President. Harding in Bir
mingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga.
One of the strongest of these is an
editorial from the Richmond (Va.)
Planet, by that fearless journalist,
John Mitchell, Jr. Referring to the
desire of President Harding to have
more "negro" leaders developed, The
THE SOUTH IS FULL OF THIS
KIND OF LEADERS. DR. BOOK-
ER T. WASHINGTON DID HIS
PART IN DEVELOPING THIS
KIND OF LEADERSHIP. IN LAT-
ER YEARS (HE REALIZED THAT
HE HAD GONE TOO FAR, TO THE
EXTENT OF ELIMINATING THE
PRINCIPLES OF MANHOOD,
WITHOUT WHICH NO RACE CAN
RISE TO THE FULL HEIGHT OF
This is a strong statement yet it is
absolutely true. No single thing in
the history of the colored people in
the United States has done so much
to prevent the full attainment of citi
zenship as that speech of Booker
Washington delivered in Atlanta, Ga
Since then the descent to hell has
been swift and sure and the depths
were sounded^ when the other day,*
Warren G. Harding, President of the
United States, stood by the side of
the Grady monument in Atlanta, pro
nounced a eulogy on Henry W.
Grady,, the mos bitter,, dangerous and
A GOOD VIEWPOINT.
African savages Jnd probably Half of gress^This is attested by an article
the so-called wMte people in the which appeared on the front page of
United States have more or less Ne- Wednesday's Tribune and another in
gro blood in their veins. President. this morning's Tribune
Garfield termed Alexander Hamilton I have not at all forgotten that your
"the greatest man who ever trod paper at one time graciously agreed
American soil,' and yet-it has been! to capitalize, the word Negro. Al-
proved that Hamilton
blood in his veins
leaders will take notice and govern g'res.
The-foregoing from The Planet of
Richmond, Va., edited by Hon'. John
Mitchell, Jr., who recently polled
20,000 votes as candidate for gov_
ernor of the state, is pleasing to the
editor but we~accept it as a tribute
to the cause for which THE APPEAL
has fought for nearly forty years
rather than a personal Compliment.
HARDING GETS ANOTHER RAP.
At the annual meeting of the Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, held in New
York last week* Charles Edward Rus
ell, orator and author welcomed the
advent of the "new Negro" who, he
declared, was ready to stand up'for
his rights. He also ridiculed Presi
dent Harding's assertion that there
was an "impassablje gulf" between col
ored and white people in the United
States and advocated that, before at
tempting to lead the world to disar
mament, the United States disarm
lyncher within her own borders.
And so say we all!
Here is one paragraph from Mr.
Russell's speech: "I mus
The following under the heading,
"The Colored Man's Viewpoint," is
from the Chicago Tribune:'
I desire to compliment you upon
the fact that you have taken up thetive
practice of using colored man or col
ored wjxmaii instead of Negro or Ne-
had Negro though the word Negro is a term
which some persons of color dislike,
yet it was thought a half loaf was
CRING.NG AWAKENS CONTEMPT, better than no^'at alland se
We cannot win by blinking -at facts contented ourselves with the capitali-
or by ignoring fundamental princi-, zation. We cannot commend too high-
pies. Editor J. Q. Adams of the ST. ly your use of the word colored in
PAUL APPEAL is sound to the core i the place of Negro and are hoping
and we shall all have to accept his" that the substitute will be both gen
kind of leadership if we expect, to at
tain our full stature and status under
the American Constitution. Cringing
may be comfortable for the time be
ing put it is mighty humiliating for
all the time thereafter and it awakens
contempt for us as it should do in
the minds and hearts of our adver
Editor Adams points th- "way,,
eral and permanent,
S. A. T. WATKINS,
President Appomattox Club.
CHARLES S. DUKE,
Chairman. Civics Committee,
It is a very important thing for a
newspaper like Chicago
Tribunen t" use colored insteadoomuc
political enfranchisement in this Negro in describing the colored peo-
country where none will dare molest P}e
say to the gentleman who said that,
President Harding," said Mr. Russell,
"that you don't know what you're
talking about. If this great gulf you
speak of between the races which you
speak of exists, what does it look
like? Have you a photograph of it?
There is no such gulf, and the only
limit to the development of you col
ored people is the one you place your
The are, and they ought to
proclaim themselves, AMERICANS.
Protest always pays. For some
time the people of India have been
now seem that result are
^-Justices froms which
to be achieved. The govern-
ment has introduced several bills for
the repeal of nearly all of the repres
sive and restrictive laws now on the
And because they have protested,
England will give independence to
the Egyptians. Down South, Moton
et al are lauding the brutal people
who have stolen the rights of the col
ore people and restricted them to a
jimcrow place in the social scheme.
One of the greast victories of right
over color prejudice has just been
won in Louisiana in the case of Miss
Lillie Taylor, who has legally secured
absolute right to property valued at
over $29,000,000 to which she is
heiress. Every effort, that white men
could conjure up, was made to wrest
the property from her but she finally
won and now is, probably, one of the
richest women in. the world.
The supreme court of North Car
olina has just decided that schools
are not necessities. Long ago the
white people of the state decided
that education was not necessary for
the colored children, about thirty
cents per capita, more or less foj
their instruction while the white chil
dren received about fifty times as
much. North "Caliny" is a great old
commonwealth, more or less.
That "the way of the transgressor
is hard," especially if he is colored,'
has been terribly verified in New
York in the case of William Burke, an
18-year-old colored youth who was
sentenced to ten years in Sing Sing
prison for the larceny of fifty cents'
worth of bread.
The colored people in the French
West Indies (Guadeloupe and Mar
tinique) are bitterly opposed to the
sale of their islands to the United
States. They realize that with the
coming of the Americans, hell would
break loose in their own happy
The Irish having fought for 760
years to gain freedom intend to keep
it at all odds. The Irish Free State is
not yet in official being, Jbut the min
ister of defense is making plans for
a powerful standing army.
The colored people in the Island of
Trinidad, British West Indies have
been talking about local self-govern
ment and at once the British govern
ment clamps down the sci-ews on
A new M. E. college for "Negroes"
was dedicated in Mississippi Friday.
that the country has produced, de
clared that tlje race question must be
settled by the segregation of Ameri
Lured on by the enthusiastic recep
tion by the South of the B. Washing
ton speech and the white man's
"good negro" pat on the shoulder, the
jimcrow leaders' tribe has. increased
so enormously that it is now a men
ace to be reckoned with in every com
munity in which there area hundred
Before he died Booker Washington
repented in bitterness what he had
done and longed for life to wash out
his unwise course but it was too late.
Although it may be news to many, it
is a fact that after his death an ar
ticle, written by him, was printed in
a leading magazine, in which he redifferences
pudiated segregation which he had soto
No greater calamity could befall
the colored people than the harvest
ing of a new crop of "jimcrow negro
ed then drawing th colo
Man. Cause Un
The headlines say:
..v- muoit, UJHCI uaugei'uus ana* J
insidious enemy of the colored people'
contempt in which colored peo-
held than the use of the word
United States. And it's a
colored people are not Ne-
known." O, yes, the cause IS known
HE WAS COLORED. That's enough
Challenging Mr. Brisbane's Challenge.
Sir: Mr. Brisbane in his "Today"
takes issue with Charles E. Russell
for challenging President Harding
and like thinkers to show him proof
that "fundamental, eternal and ines
capable differences" exist between the
black and white races. Mr. Brisbane
is forceful, original and brilliant but
a lightning bug is also brilliant. Un
like your other writers, manifestly
fair, he is given to pronounced racial
prejudice, the appointed prophet
warning the white race to preserve
itself while there is yet time. The
one proof he submits to Mr. Russell
of black inferiority is one of differ
ence in skull contour. Far greater
are to be found as relates
skull contour in each race than
between any two races the same is
true of brain weight, convolutions
and, in fact, a majority of physical
and biological characteristics which
are commonly taken by the layman as
peculiar to a given racei
I like to read Mr. Brisbane's
column, but he should be made aware
that men of science have often had
occasion to-laugh at his efforts to
parade as scientific. A little reading
of Thomes' "Source Book for Social
Origins" and Boas' "Mind of Primi
Man" would stand Mr. Brisbane
in good stead.
CASWELL W. CREWS.
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