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"The New Family and Race Improvement," by W.A. Plecker, Virginia Health Bulletin (vol.17:12) (8)

"The New Family and Race Improvement," by W.A. Plecker, Virginia Health Bulletin (vol.17:12) (8)
"The New Family and Race Improvement," by W.A. Plecker, Virginia Health Bulletin (vol.17:12) (8)
1313. [left side] In 1620, thirteen years after the first landing of English colonists at Jamestown, there came to them a temptation from the Evil One, in which the alluring thought of cheap and controllable labor was held out to them. They fell, and permitted a Dutch trader to land as a start twenty negro slaves. They quickly realized the possibility of utilizing this form of labor in the difficult work of felling the forests and breaking the new ground. They became willing partners in this nefarious traffic, and then was produced the great American problem. Slave became immensely profitable and thousands of black savages were poured in upon our shores. This continued for nearly 200 years, when, in 1808, the further importation of negroes was forbidden. Jefferson, Madison, Webster and Lincoln, all in their time, realized the danger and raised their voices againt[sic] it. They went deeper into the problem than did the clamorous abolitionists who fanned the flames that broke forth into civil war. They realized that the problem was not slavery, but the presence of the negro in this, a white man's land. Lincoln in particular repeatedly called public attention to the danger, and at the time of his death, a most unfortunate event for the South, was formulating plans for gradually returning the negro to his home in Africa. The negro as a laborer is valuable, and if it were possible to preserve the race in purity with him in our midst, he would be a great asset. Because this cannot be done, and because the mixed breeds are a menace and not an asset, we have them as the greatest problem and most destructive force which confronts the white race and American civilization. Both remote and recent history of many nations shows that in none of them have white and colored races lived together without ultimate amalgamation, and without the final deterioration or complete destruction of the white or higher civilization. [16] [right side] We behold with awe the evidences which we now find in Egypt of the wonderful civilization of the past, when that country was white. The Pharaohs extended their conquest south and brought back as captives large numbers of negro men and women. Intermixture of the races began and progressed to such a point that one of the Pharaohs took as wife a negro woman whose son succeeded to the throne. This was about the time Jeremiah the Prophet warned Israel to break with Egypt and affiliate with Babylon. His warning was disregarded, Egypt was as a broken staff upon which to lean. The fall of Jerusalem and the Babylonian captivity resulted. Egypt, then a mongrel nation, soon went down before Assyria and is today a feeble and helpless nation of brown-skinned people devoid of initiative and dependent upon white leadership and protection. Four thousand years ago, India was ruled by Aryan conquerors, who instituted an elaborate caste system to prevent intermixture of the races. This system failed and the few survivors who might be called white are now looked upon as curiosities. South America and Mexico were subdued by Spanish and Portuguese adventurers, who began at once to raise up a mixed breed. Indians would not make docile slaves, and negroes in large numbers were brought in. Much of South America and Mexico is today inhabited by a mongrel race white-black-red mixture, one of the most undesirable racial intermixtures known, as I can testify from my own observation of similar groups in Virginia. Major Earnest Sevier Cox in his recent book, "White America," gives a thrilling account of the results in South Africa following from the mixing of races, a mixing indirectly aided by the zeal of misguided missionaries who sought to show that all men are brothers and equals. White women in South Africa are in constant danger of attack by male negroes. [17] [end]
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