Experimental Sociology

Experimental Sociology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...among residents of crowded city districts center about these places, and associates within the homes are not carefully selected. The absence, and sometimes impossibility, of discrimination in relations of sexes, kinds of amusements, trades followed, etc., is the explanation of much immorality and criminality. The social life of the negro is comparatively crude and simple and it is well known that he is excluded from social relations with whites. The line is more closely drawn now than in slavery. Now it is seldom that whites are present at a negro marriage, burial, or feast; then it was the rule. Upon some old plantations, where the semblance of slavery is strongly marked, there is some intermingling, but it is with regret rather than pleasure. The negro has not yet attained the position where he is regarded as a man rather than as a negro. Indeed, this feeling is so strong among the older southern whites that he is still required to come to the back door and stand uncovered. While whites feel it is their duty to educate them, yet in sympathies and interests they are far removed. It is impossible that a race so recently in serfdom should hold any other position. Probably no other generation of Anglo-Saxons could have done more, for it must be remembered they were impoverished and had lost much that was dear to them--and this through the race which they were asked to elevate and protect. No body of men in the history of the world has ever had such a situation to face. There were no precedents, and criticism should be sparingly given if they are but slowly perceiving and responding to its need. There is a misapprehension in the South of the idea of "social equality." They believe it implies marriage, entrance to homes, etc. The use of...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527429
  • 9781236527424