Separation or Continuity, Which?
Then would naturally follow seperate taxation and appropriation.
We would be cut off from being brought into contact with the
master minds of the whites, thus making denser the cloud of
discrimination, which would hide from us needy light. rl hose
who agitate Race Methodism among us seem to forget that such
a result would consign our race to such degree of humiliation or
ostracism and imposition as would mark us deeper than Cain ;
make us become a repulsice and more to be shunned than the
demoniac of Gadard, America's contagious leper—a hiss for the
Anglo-Saxon. Now we ought to pray for the time when the
Colored Race will rise ,e?imasse and cry aloud. Give us an
atmosphere where the survival of the fittest is the rule. Where
brains, culture, logic, morality and religion are only necessary
to the recognition of manhood. As a race, let us plead not for
Race Methodism, but rather let us go forth arrayed in manli¬
ness to grapple with the sterner realities of life. Let us be
heard everywhere that God is our Father and man our brother.
Let Bishop Foster plead for a big Black Methodist Church in
Amerien and, on the other hand, let us oppose it with all our
power. Doubtless, we will be the sufferers if he succeeds. He
tries to make it appear that we shall receive more blessings than
we will have room to contain. That is simply talk. We have
heard that kind before. The sun is too high for him to make us
believe that. When we separate from the Methodist
Episcopal Church to unite with a big Negro Methodist Church
it means that in the Church of Christ, at least in the United
States among the Methodists, one man, because of the color of
his skin, cannot aspire to the achievements and honors of a man.
What effect will it have on our manhood and the manhood of
our race? Will it help to gain us recognition in National life
or in any sphere? If, in the Church cf the Lord Jesus, such