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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 69

14. Robert Bennett Bean, “The Training of the Negro,” Century Magazine 72 (October 1906): 947-53.

Pessimistic assessment of the future for African Americans in the United States based on a presumed intellectual deficiency among African Americans. “Taking a dip into the future, one sees the gradual forcing of the true negro by competition into the most degraded and least remunerative occupations. The large cities, with their inevitable blight of squalor and disease, will destroy great multitudes. Pitiless competition, merciless corporations, disease, and other afflictions will cause a constantly decreasing negro population.”