Color Line

 

"The Gazette has always been in favor of conceding to colored people all just and legal political rights; but it has always opposed the placing of colored men in positions for which they are not qualified.  The interest of the colored people demands the selection of the most competent men for office; in our judgement it is for the interest of the colored people to act with the Democratic party, as the best means of promoting the common interest.  As regards to mixed schools, or social equality in any form, we are confident, they are impracticable if not impossible, and if attempted will prove fatal to the interests of both races." 

 

C.C., 5 other arts.