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on terms of social equality Therefore, I ab¬
rogate civility to the Negro. This is like
Light is opposed to darkness.
Feathers are light.
Ergo, Feathers are opposed to darkness.
The " social equality " implied by civility to
the Xegro is a very different thing from forced
association with him socially Indeed it
seems to me that the mere application of a
little cold common sense would show that un¬
congenial social environments could by no
means be forced on any one. I do not, and
cannot be made to associate with all dark per¬
sons, simply on the ground that I am dark;
and I presume the Southern lady can imagine
some whose faces are white, with whom she
would no sooner think of chatting unreserved¬
ly than, were it possible, with a veritable
' darkey.' Such things must and will always
be left to individual election. No law, human
or divine, can legislate for or against them.
Like seeks like; and I am sure with the
Southern lady's antipathies at their present
temperature, she might enter ten thousand
organizations besprinkled with colored women
without being any more deflected by them
than by the proximity of a stone. The social
equality scare then is all humbug, conscious