TRYING TO SOLVE THE WORLD'S
PROBLEMS OF RACE.
[This comprehensive summary of the origin, aims and accomplishments
of the Inter-Racial Congress recently held at London, is taken from "The
Review of Reviews." It is a pleasure to note that Prof. Du Bois and Prof.
Finch (Wilberforce) are listed among "some of the eminent members"
whose cuts adorn the original article.]
Whither is humanity being led by the demand of the yellow,
brown, and black races that the "white" folk treat them in
accordance with the Golden Rule? Some thinkers would have
us believe that a tremendous conflict of color is impending.
But there are those who realize that the world is moving
away from war and racial strife, not toward it; and believing
this, they desire to see all questions of dissension harmonized,
and Easterner and Westerner, colored and white, finally em-
brace one another in a fraternal spirit.
A select group of such people, coming from fifty lands, rep-
resenting twenty-four governments, twenty universities, and
160 associations, including the presidents of over thirty par-
liaments, twelve British pro-consuls and eight British Premiers,
the majority of the members of the permanent Court of Arbi-
tration, most of the delegates of the Second Hague Conference,
fifty colonial Bishops, 130 professors of international law, the
bulk of the membership of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the
leading anthropologists and sociologists of the world, and
many other distinguished personages, altogether comprising
a total of 1100 active members, 1000 passive members and 300
delegates, under the name of the Universal Races Congress,
held its meetings, lasting four days from July 26th to July 29th,
inclusive, in the big assembly hall of the University of London.
It was called forth with the object of discussing "in the light
of science and the modern conscience, the general relations