1899-05-20-SpringfieldMissouriRepublican-p4-CensusDifficulties

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1899-05-20-SpringfieldMissouriRepublican-p4-CensusDifficulties - - CENSUS DIFFICULTIES. - (From the Boston...
- CENSUS DIFFICULTIES. - (From the Boston Herald.) Mr. C H. J. Taylor, the intelligent colored gentleman. - whom it may be re membered President Cleveland appoints ed to be register of deeds in the Dis trict of 'Columbia, and who is now the head of a colored college or Atlanta. is of tbe opinion that the coming cen sus will not present. the full strength of the colored race in the south. lie gives two reasons for this, as follows: In the first place, the census enum erators here cannot but the question, , Are yau black or white? as they wouicj CO 10 yon in. me norm, irawo uric there are thousands of negroes wuh to mu - h white blood that they can hardly be told from the whites. These the enumerator usually put down as white, because be does not dare to in quire. If be should make the mistake cf asking a dark - complexioned white man what raceme beionged V0 ' eoumeiiif - Btmiv w j,uULu neaa. ana ior cent a name ne coma not afford to take any - ueb risk Bat - , what is a much larger factor is the fear the negro have of a census takr er. Any white man, with a notebook in hand. looking up people, they are very suspicious ot Perhaps they have been stealing something trie day be fore and they think this man has come around to get them for the chain gang, and so they scatter. I do not btlicve any national census yet has given anything anything like a full enumeration of Che negroes. ' . . I TT 1

Clipped from The Springfield News-Leader20 May 1899, SatPage 4

The Springfield News-Leader (Springfield, Missouri)20 May 1899, SatPage 4
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