Stone Collection: Volume 4B - Item 12
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12. J. B. Eustis, “Race Antagonism in the South,” Forum (October 1888): 144-54..
Criticism of the Federal government and Northern idealists who try to tell the South how to treat African Americans. “If his [the African American’s] lot is to continue to be one of inferiority, rather than appeal to the political favoritism of the Federal government, or the partisan sympathies of Northern philanthropists, as he has done in the past, he should rely implicitly upon the magnanimity of his white fellow-citizens of the South, to treat him with the justice and generosity due to his unfortunate condition.” The author argues that persons who support the educational aspirations of African Americans are, in fact, endorsing the notion of social equality, which is totally unacceptable. (Reactions to this article can be found in volume 24 [no. 4].)