COLORED SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NEW YORK

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Page 118 - It is fundamental that mankind must do stimulating work or retrogress. This is the bed-rock upon which our constructive programs of education, industry, sociology — of living, must rest...
Page 18 - there was a general belief among school principals, social workers, and colored clergymen that the restriction of industrial opportunities because of their race was sapping the ambition of the colored boys and girls, and that they were not making the effort put out by their parents and grandparents to secure an education.
Page 105 - Society, whose efforts brought a substantial response from her husband. She refused, however, to permit application to be made for the commitment of the children. She was a refined, intelligent woman, a West Indian of French descent, and said she wished the children to be in their mother's custody if she herself was no longer well enough to care for them. When asked whether she thought it was doing justice to the children to have them brought up by a woman of loose morals, she said, " I should not...
Page 29 - ... between the negro and white delinquent. In the opinion of Dr. Hortense V. Bruce, Superintendent of the State Training School for Girls at Hudson, NY, the colored girls in that institution do not have the vicious habits and practices of the white girls, but the difference in color frequently appeals to the white girls in much the same way as a difference in sex, and the association of the two races has led to abnormal practices. The whole problem of young delinquent colored girls could be handled...
Page 18 - ... the children, coming home to solitary lunches, succumbed to the temptation not to return to school after lunch; or, in cases where mothers left home in the early morning before the children were awake, leaving no one to waken and hurry them off to school, they preferred on finding that they were late not to go to school at all.
Page 16 - Colored men and women who go to Florida, the West Indies, Bermuda, etc., for hotel service during the tourist season, take their children out of public school and either take them with them or place them in a boarding school. The children then return to school in the spring, or perhaps not until the fall term of the next year.
Page 31 - Although many of these probationers lapsed into sex errors from tune to time the colored girl was apparently far less liable than the white girl to adopt prostitution as a means of livelihood. Judge Franklin C. Hoyt of the Children's Court finds that while the colored girl offender seems to fall into sex errors more readily than does the white girl, such a lapse does not make her vicious nor cause a break-down of her whole nature as is likely to be the case with girls of other races. He...
Page 75 - Auntie" fresh from the South. Sandwiched among these is the New York Negro family, thoroughly and typically American in its mode of life and ideals.
Page 153 - ... customs, and one who can at least appreciate if not partake something of the higher spiritual life of the world. We do not...
Page 75 - The cosmopolitan character of the district becomes apparent when one finds a newly arrived family from the West Indies eagerly and perilously hanging out of fourth story windows to view the strange street life of their adopted city...

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