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"Any prejudice whatever will be insurmountable if those who do Qot share in it themselves truckle to it and flatter it and accept it as a law of nature." John Stuart Mill. SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1921. CABEL'S GOOD ADVICE. Vote! Cast your vote though tax ed for it. Cast your vote though de frauded of it, as many a white man is today. Cast your vote though you die for it. Let no man cry, "Liberty or blood" leave that for Socialists and Parisian .mobs but when liberty means duty, and death means one's own extinction, the cry of "Liberty or death" is a holy cry, and the man who will not make it his own, even in freedom, is not free. Seek not to buy liberty with the blood of either friends or enemies it is only man's own blood at last that counts in the purchase of liberty. Whatever anay have been the true philosophy for more ferocious times, this, us true philosophy for ours. Cast your votes, then, even if many of you die for it. Some of you have died, but im com parison how few 300,000 white men poured out their blood toTkeep you bound, other 300,000 died to set you free, and still the full measure of. American freedom is not yours. A fiftieth as much of your own blood shed in the inoffensive activity of public duty will buy it. Keep your vote alive better nine free men than ten half-free. In most of the South ern States the colored vote has been diminishing steadily for yeans, to the profound satisfaction of those white men whose suicidal policy is to keep you in alienism. In the name of the dead, ftlack and white, of tihe living, and of your children yet unborn, not as one party or another, but as Aimer ican' freemen, vote! For in this free land the people who do not vote, do not get and do not deserve their rights. These words were* written many years ago by George W. Cable, fa mous writer, and friend of the color ed people, author.of "The Freedmen's Case in Equity." Jt is as good and as true today as it was when he first penned it. And it is quite different from the advice given by certain jim crow "leaders" and "great negroes" who sneer 'at x"mere voting." i^&Jzi i*-*. In his first (message to Congress. President Harding said: "Congress ought to wipe the stain of barbaric lynching from the ban ners of a free and-orderly, repre sentative democracy. We face the fact that many millions of people of African descent are numbered among our population and that in a number of the states-they constitute a very large proportion of the total popu lation. "It is unnecessary to recount the difficulties incident to this condition, nor to emphasize the fact that it is a condition which cannot be removed. There has been a suggestion, how ever, that some of its difficulties might be ameliorated by\,a humane and enlightened consideration of it, a study of its many aspects and an effort to formulate, if,not a policy, at least a national attitude of imind calculated to bring about the mosf satisfactory possible adjustment of relations between the races, and of each race to the national life. "One proposal is the creation of a commission embracing representatives of both races, to study and report on the entire subject. The proposal has real merit. I am convinced in mutual tolerance, understanding, char ity, recognition of interdependence of the races and the maintenance of the rights of citizenship lies the road to righteous adjustment." MR. HARDING'S CHANCE. For eight years one-twelfth of the citizenry of the United States suffer ed from the humiliation of segrega tion in the civil service of the coun try. It was a condition forced' by President Wilson, who While deliver ing his smooth talks about world democracy, used his great power to humiliate and degrade millions of his fellow countrymen. Wilson considered himself a super man, and his ambition was to be the president of a super-government and go down in history as the greatest man who ever lived. Repudiated at the ballot box by his countrymen, he is today, according to all accounts a physical wreck. And as he sits in his easy chair, his keen intellect is tortured by the spectres of his de feated ambitions. Mr. Harding, you have the pow er to wipe out the President Wilson's great wrong to the colored people. You have stated on many occasions that you believe in equality of citi zenship. You have the power to is sue an executive order abolishing segregation in the departments at Washington and in the Civil Service of the United States. Will you do it, Mr. Harding? THE WOMEN AT CLEVELAND. The National League of Women Voters at their Cleveland session formulated a plan to work for the "abolition of all sex discrimination that Congress has the power to deal with." Effort will also be made to have all state laws modified where they exist to' the discriminatino of women. This is quite different from the na tional colored organizations which, without- exception, compromise on some fundamental point and while in some cases pretend to be working to abolish segregation, are actually seek ing to establish it in one form or another. The jimcrow colored" leaders ought to wash their dirjy hands and "come THE SIN OF SILENCr 4 To sin by silence When we should protest makes cowards out of men. The human race has climbed on pro test. Had no voice been raised against injustice, ignorance and lustf the in- quisition yet woultf serve the law, and guillotines decide our least disputes. The few who dare must speak and speak again to right the wrongs of many.Ella Wheeler Wilcox. TM THE RACE QUESTION. THE MAN WHO" DARES I honor the man who in the consci entious discharge of his duty dares to stand alone the world, with ignorant, intolerant judgment, may condemn, the countenances of relatives may be averted, and the hearts- of friends grow cold, but the sense of duty done hall *?**be sweeter than the applause of the" 'world, the countenances of relatives or -Jifthe hearts of friends.Charles Sumner. ass .-*& Tk clean," and then join their brothers who are fighting for the removal of all legal hindrances, by asking Con gress to pass a blanket bill removing all racial discriminations with which it has the power to deal. i SECRETARY JOHNSON OF N. A. A. C. P. CONFERS WITH PRESIDENT. Secretary James W. Johnson, Sec retary of the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People, in a recent conference with President Harding, emphasized" the important factN that the national as- sociation was not interested in the parceling out of petty jobs but that its interest was in the enactment of measures to relieve oppressive con ditions affecting colored people. The specific points discussed were: 1. Passage of a federal anti-lynch ing' law by Congress. 2. A wide and thorough investiga tion of peonage conditions in the Southern states, to be made by the Department of Justice, followed by the punishment of the perpetrators of the peonage system. 3. An investigation of disfran chisement in the South and the right of the Negro to vote under the iden tical qualifications required of other citizens. 4. The appointment of a Nation al Inter-racial Commission to make a thorough- study of race relations. 5. Congressional investigation of both military and civil acts of the American occupation in Haiti. 6. The appointment of colored as sistant secertaries in the Departments of Labor and Agriculture. 7. The abolishment by executive order of all race segregation in the Departments at Washington and the United States Civil Service. Some of the things asked for are good, but others are bad, as we shall endeavor to show editorially in om* next issue. We also believe that point No. 7 should come first, as it is a matter which can be handled by the President without any discussion or suggestions from either his cab inet or the Congress, and we have it on the authority of William Monroe Trotter and others that the President when a candidate for the office prom ised that he would issue such an or der. That is the fundamental propo sition upon which everything else rests. Let segregation by ,the Fed eral government cease. NAUSEATING. It is nauseating to read the rot given out by R. R. Mbton, principal of Tuskegee, as he travels through the South in jimcrow cars, stopping now and then to .make speeches laud ing his oppressors. If he were the only one to suffer it would matter little, but his words are promptjy telegraphed all over the country, and every time he opens his mouth the colored people of the entire country sink lower in the minds of those who read. Many of his statements are wholly without foundation in fact. For instance in a, recent lecture before the students of the University of North Carolina, the wires say he said: "The Negro race has advanced further than any similar number of colored people anywhere on the globe because it has had the privilege of coming in contact with the white people of the South." Could any thing with a smaller amount of truth and a greater amount of servility be compressed into one sentence? The census of Brazil shows that there are about 22,000,000 people with more orx less Negro blood in Cff that country, or nearly twice as many as there are in the United States, according to. census figures. And the colored people of Brazil, although they were once slaves and were not emancipated until 188$ a quarter of a century after Lincoln's proclama tion, have advanced further than the colored people^ in this country be cause they have reached the point where color does not count/ They are'absolutely free from any civil or social discriminations. The color line does not exist in Brazil, and the blackest Brazillian is in every way the peer of the whitest of his Countrymen. Principal Moton deems it a wonder ful thing that his race "has had the privilege of coming into contact with the white people of the South." Here are some of the benefits of the con tact: Two hundred and fifty years of slavery enactment of the in famous Black Codes to retain slavery, in fact, after its abolition segrega tion denial of living wages denial df equal school facilities disfranchise ment jimcrow cars, etcetera. Why even Tuskegee institute which fur nishes Principal Moton his bread and butter is the gift of the North. Northern people have given 95 per cent of the endowment'-fund, and the greater portion of the running ex penses is begged in the North. The state of Alabama gives the measly suim of about $3,000. Here is another gem from Prin cipal Moton: "To the Southern white people we owe our language and our religion and all that we have learned and all that we have advanced in civilization." Think of a man who would say such things being the head of an institution which trains the youth. Is it strange that many of the students come out imbued with distorted ideas of their proper place in the world? Then Principal MotOn came out in his peroration in which he said that "no Southern colored iman wanted social equality." In that statement he showed his ignorance of the Eng lish language? He probably meant to say that the colored people were not seeking' matrimonial alliances with white people. Principal Moton may not wish social equality, but there are millions of colored people who do desire it. Social equality means, "equality in the collective body composing a community, espe-, cially when considered as subjects of' civil government." Here are some of the definitions of "equal": of the same degrees with another or each other uniform in condition or ac tion of just proportion or relation equitable, just, impartial, exact of the same importance and concern not distinguished by any ground or preference. Social equality means the right to vote, the right to equal and identical accommodations on common carriers, the right to service in public places of refreshment and amusement, the right to residence anywhere one is able to buy or rent a home, the right to attend the nearest public school, the. right to a legal trial when charged with crime, and every other right Which citizenship in a republic carries with it. Principal Moton's dear friends of the South have denied all of these rights to the colored people, every effort for advancement has been fought, in one way or another, even if conducted on jimcrow lines. The purpose of/the South always has been and is now to segregate the colored people from other citizens and make them a pariah class, despised by all others, and subject to the whims and caprices of a master class. In North Carolina, where Principal Moton made his speech, colored people are treat ed as a group apart from the white citizenship and subject to different treatment. They have suffered from all of the inequalities of citizenship. They have made progress not be cause of segregation, but in spite of it. If the Southern white people had not placed hindrances, including murder, in their path, they would have ere this reached the plane which has been attained by. the colored people of Brazil. Some of Principal Moton's activi ties in the past should not be for gotten. Shortly after he succeeded B. Washington as the head of Tuske gee, his. Wife 4 was ejected from a Pullman sleepier because she was colored. "Ac^orSing to the associated press Moton made no attempt to de fend her, fat stated that he had ad vised her, not to attempt to ride in a Pullman. Just after the armistice in the world war Principal Moton was sent to France as the special representative of President Wilson, the arch enemy of- the colored race. The Criste and .other periodicals and many colored soldiers asserted that instead of investigating and endeav oring to correct the outrageous treat ment to which the colored troops were subjected, he rushed around, made a few speeches,telling the col ored soldiers to be "good" and then took the first boat for the U. S. "in order to attend a conference at Tuskegee." For a colored man to, laud the brutal South, which has heaped un speakable wrongs upon his people for hundreds of years, is a disgusting ex hibition of servility. Imagine if you can, an Irishman approving ful murders:TayJthe (3fp% aw British soldiery conceive if you can, a Jew condoning the pogroms in-Russia, Poland and the Balkan states think of an East Indian lauding -the English who blew many of his countrymen from the mouths of cannon.. If you can visual ft ize these things then you can get a true picture of-whatsit means, for a colored man to laud the Souths^ 1 THE JEWS FIGHT BACK. The Jews are hot like some of our jimcrow people who turn the -other cheek when they are kicked and get another kick.' Oh, no they fight back when they are attacked. For some time past Henry Ford, the billionaire automobile maker, has been printing a ldt of dirty stuff aaginst the Jews in his paper, the Dearborn Independent. The 4 Jews have money "and the influence which goes with it and they are preventing the sale of the paper. It has al ready been barred from the streets of Chicago* Detroit, St. Louis, Toledo and other large cities. That's the way to do it fight back. Capt. Sumner W. Kittelle, U. S. N., has been assigned to duty as governor of the Virgin Islands of the United States, and comancLant of the naval base. He succeeds Rear-Admiral J. W. Oman as chief United States ofs. ficial in the new American possession purchased from Denmark. The Isl ands have a population of about 27,00023,000 colored and 4,000 white. 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