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“Vile and Villainous.”

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Title

“Vile and Villainous.”

Source

News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C)

Date

24 August 1898

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Collection Name

The North Carolina Election of 1899

Repository

North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Text

VILE AND VILLAINOUS

 

 

Outrageous Attack on White Women by a Negro Paper Published in Wilmington.

(Wilmington Star.)

The following extract is taken from an editorial article which appeared in the Daily Record of the 18th inst. The Record is a daily newspaper published in Wilmington. It is essentially a negro paper, being owned and edited by negroes.

No elaborate editorial comment on the infamous article of the negro paper is necessary. Its outrageous, mendacious attack on white women is so plain and direct that every decent white man who reads it will make his own comment, and that comment will not be phrased in honeyed words.

Read the following, white men of North Carolina, and see one of the effects of Russellism and Butlerism in your State. The Record says:

"WE SUGGEST THAT THE WHITES GUARD THEIR WOMEN MORE CLOSELY, AS MRS. FELTON SAYS, THUS GIVING NO OPPORTUNITY FOR THE HUMAN FIEND, BE HE WHITE OR BLACK. YOU LEAVE YOUR GOODS OUT OF DOORS AND THEM COMPLAIN BECAUSE THEY ARE TAKEN AWAY. POOR WHITE MEN ARE CARLESS IN THE MATTER OF PROTECTING THEIR WOMEN, ESPECIALLY ON FARMS. THEY ARE CARELESS OF THEIR CONDUCT TOWARD THEM AND OUR EXPERIENCES AMONG POOR WHITE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY TEACHES US THAT THE WOMEN OF THAT RACE ARE NOT ANY MORE PARTICULAR IN THE MATTER OF CLANDESTINE MEETINGS WITH COLORED MEN, THAN ARE THE WHITE MEN WITH COLORED WOMEN. MEETINGS OF THIS KIND GO ON FOR SOME TIME UNTIL THE WOMAN'S INFATUATION OR THE MAN'S BOLDNESS, BRING ATTENTION TO THEM AND THE MAN IS LYNCHED FOR RAPE. EVERY NEGRO LYNCHED IS CALLED A 'BIG, BURLY, BLACK BRUTE.' WHEN IN FACT MANY OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DEALT WITH HAD WHITE MEN FOR THEIR FATHERS, AND WERE NOT ONLY NOT 'BLACK' AND 'BURLY,' BUT WERE SUFFICIENTLY ATTRACTIVE FOR WHITE GIRLS OF CULTURE AND REFINEMENT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM AS IS WELL KNOWN TO ALL."

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