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Re: Newspaper Success and a Census Substitute foun

Thanks, Tim!

Yes, this is a white newspaper which is made GLARINGLY obvious by the fact that they really only report any news about their (colored, negro, negress, darkie, dusky) citizens if a crime has been committed by them or if there is some legal reason to do so (property exchange, homestead notice, register for draft, register to vote, etc.)

I noticed also that many times black citizens were not even mentioned by name unless it was a sensational story or they had committed a crime. In one instance a white RR employee had been saved by a "colored man". You'd think the hero would at least be mentioned by name in this instance, but the white employee's name was printed and the hero was just a "colored man."

There were a few instances where news about colored citizens was printed but those were generally about a "colored" event that was being held where prominent white citizens would be in attendance. And of course they were mentioned by name. :\

This particular paper didn't have a section with AA related news items--I'll have to check other local papers to see if any of them do.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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