The argument for this piece is to illustrate the differences in treatment between white and non-white employees. The article discusses the salaries of teachers who teach white males and females and gives the comparison of the salaries of teachers whose classes are composed of “colored” students. The salary for the non-white classroom teachers is substantially lower than their white counterparts and the classification system is a single-class system for the non-white students. There is also relevant news given about the struggles different members of the black community face.
One example of a word which I found particularly interesting was in the section discussing the lynching of a white male who was “accused of making disloyal remarks.” The word “white” was put into parentheses to emphasize that individual was not a black man because in the next paragraph, no such remark regarding the individual’s race is mentioned. I believe this is to illustrate there are others who are being put to death and not only those in the black community. The language regarding race seems to be much more matter-of-fact when compared to the language regarding gender in The New Freewoman.
Found on Page 88: http://library.brown.edu/pdfs/1292948398124250.pdf