The Press: Negroes v. Negress

When Negroes are mentioned in the "white" Press, they would be most pleased if no point were made of their color. White newspapers, they argue, do not specify the color of white-skins. If color must be designated, they can bear to see "John Doe, Negro," "Jane Doe, colored woman," but never "Jane Doe, Negress." Last week the Pittsburgh Courier (Negro weekly) proudly told as important news how the great New York Herald Tribune had apologized for using the word "Negress" in an obscure news item concerning one...

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