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Handbook, 1909
			


                       A. M. E. Church.                          151

most feelingly bent (as shown by deeds) upon keeping the Negro, al-
most will he, oppose all steps for the furtherance of white im-
migration from without. They want a hired man, who, if he becomes
a competitor at all, does not make a competitor of formidable ef,
ficiency. Complaints against the Negro as a burden and a curse are
forgotten in louder complaints of another sort whenever any one at-
tempts to lure him away.
  "Talk about deporting the Negro to Africa or colonizing him apart
in this country! There would be almost another Southern Confederacy
to fight if anything of the sort were attempted. The Negro is here
to stay and no men in their hearts recognize the fact more fully
or regard it more complacently than the men who with their lips
are continually abusing him."
  In 1891 the Negroes of North Carolina listed $8,018,446 worth of
property. In 1908 they listed $21,716,922, or 171 per cent increase
in seventeen years. The property listed by whites increased only
89 per cent during this same period. In other words, the Negro
property increased during these seventeen years nearly twice in pro-
portion to white property. In Georgia, in 1891, Negroes listed $14,-
196,735; in 1907 they listed $25,904,822, an increase of 82 per cent.
White property during the same period increased just 39 per cent.
This indicates that the ratio of increase for Negro property in Geor-
gia during the last sixteen years has been maintained at a rate of
increase more than twice that of white property.
  Such facts give us glimpses of the economic importance of the
Negro and abundantly justify us in hoping that the senseless race
prejudice which has for its object the intellectual enslavement of
Negro children will soon pass away.  I do not believe that any superi-
or race can hope for the blessings of heaven on its own children while
it begrudges more light and efficiency for those of an inferior race.


                     RAY STANNARD BAKER.
   Mr. Ray Stannard Baker in The American Magazine for Septem-
ber, writing on the "Financial Crisis of the Churches," says:
   "There is a cry of underpaid clergy and ill-supported work. More
and more it has been found necessary to take a larger proportion
of the money given to the Church to pay a larger maintenance ex-
penses-thus cutting down the proportion appropriated for benev-
olence.
   "These are no hasty or sweeping generalizations.  Examine for a
series of years the reports of almost any church or denomination in
this country which gives adequate financial statistics (many churches




			
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Handbook, 1909


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