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New Negro in the Western World
By HUBERT H. HARRISON, D.S.C.
uthor of “The Negro and the Nation," "Lincoln and
By HUBERT H. HARRISON, 1920.
THE PORRO PRESS
513 Lenox Avenue
NEW YORK CITY
THIS LITTLE RECORD
IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED
TO THOSE WHO
STOOD BY MY SIDE
LOVE, LABOR AND SACRIFICE
Launching the Liberty League.-Resolutions Passed at
The East St. Louis Horror.-"Arms and the Man."-
The Negro and the Labor Unions.-Lynching: Its Cause
Is Democracy Unpatriotic ?- Why Is the Red Cross ?-
A Hint of “Our Reward."--The Negro at the Peace
Congress.-Africa and the Peace.-"They Shall Not
The New Politics for the New Negro.-The Drift in
Politics.—A Negro for President.-When the Tail Wags
Our Professional "Friends." - Shillady Resigns. - Our
White Friends.-A Tender Point.-The Descent of Du
The Negro's Own Radicalism.-Race First versus Class
First.-An Open Letter to the Socialist. Party.-'Patron-
ize Your Own." -The Women of Our Race.--To the
Young Men of My Race.
7. OUR INTERNATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
The White War and the Colored World.-U-need-a
Biscuit.-Our Larger Duty.-HelpWanted for Hayti.-
The Cracker in the Caribbean.-When Might Makes
Right.-Bolshevism in Barbados.-A New International.
The Rising Tide of Color.-The White War and the
8. EDUCATION AND THE RACE...
Reading for Knowledge.--Education and the Race.-
The Racial Roots of Culture.-The New Knowledge for
the New Negro.
9. A FEW BOOKS.
The Negro in History and Civilization.-Darkwater.
The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-
EPILOGUE: THE BLACK MAN'S BURDEN; A Reply
to Rudyard Kipling...
The Great War of 1914-1918 has served to liberate many new ideas undreamt of by those who rushed humanity into that bath of blood. During that war the idea of democracy was widely advertised, especially in the English-speaking world; mainly as a convenient camouflage behind which competing imperialists 'masked their sordid aims. Even the dullest can now see that those who so loudly proclaimed and formulated the new democratic demands never had the slightest intention of extending either the limits or the applications of "democracy.” Ireland and India, Egypt and Russia are still the Ithuriel's spear of the great democratic pretence. The flamboyant advertising of "democracy” has returned to plague the inventors; for the subject populations who contributed their millions in men and billions in treasure for the realization of the ideal which was flaunted before their eyes are now clamoring for their share of it. They are demanding that those who advertised democracy shall now make good. This is the main root of that great unrest which is now troubling the decrepit statesmanship of Europe and America. But the rigid lines of the old