W.E.B. Du Bois forced by powerful Jews to hide Jewish power in Dougherty Co. Ga

W.E.B. Du Bois forced by powerful Jews to hide Jewish power in Dougherty Co. Ga

By Ridgely Abdul Mu’min Muhammad    (12/21/18)

One of our great Black writers, W.E.B. Du Bois, travelled through the South and wrote “The Souls of Black Folk” in 1903. The book was very radical for the time and even pointed out the great influx of European so-called Jews into the South where they exploited the Blacks. He made his way to Dougherty County, Georgia, a farming region and home of ten thousand Blacks, who outnumbered whites by five to one. However, according to the U.S. government’s report of the Industrial Commission on Immigration (1901year), “Nine-tenths of the storekeepers in Dougherty County are Jewish merchants—some Russian and German Jews, but most of them Polish Jews.” (p.136)

His observations and facts lead W.E.B. Du Bois to state, “The Jew is the heir of the slave-baron in Dougherty…” Blacks all over the South fell victim to a system of debt peonage called “sharecropping” which Southern so-called Jews used to their advantage to make the Blacks the poorest of the poor, while at the same time making a class of Jewish cotton merchants the richest of the rich.

After the publication of Souls of Black Folk in 1903, four prominent Jews—Wall Street financier and later NAACP supporter Jacob Schiff, New York rabbi Stephen Wise, and historians Herbert Aptheker and Morris U. Schappes—pressured Du Bois to alter several passages of the book that referred to this nefarious Jewish economic activity. It took fifty years of pressure from these so-called Jews to make Du Bois finally submit and change “Jew” to “foreigner” and “immigrant” in the 1952 edition of the book, thus concealing the Jewish presence in the post-slavery Southern economy. How, and through what means, they “pressured” him is a study in how a people with a plan and hidden agenda can manipulate unsuspecting and trusting souls.

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