Writing in the New York Post this weekend, columnist Michael Goodwin explained The New York Times, under the leadership of Arthur Ochs, published an editorial in 1900 saying the Democratic Party “may justly insist that the evils of negro suffrage were wantonly inflicted on them.”
The Ochs-Sulzberger family still owns the paper, with Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr serving as its Chairman, and his son, A.G. Sulzberger serving as Publisher.
Further investigation by The National Pulse reveals a far more horrific history of anti-black sentiment from the pages of the New York Times – the rag which maintains the original Ochs’s established strap line: “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”
That same line appeared above an editorial from Thursday, May 10th 1900.
“The Political Future of the South,” lamented the “negro vote,” referring to the “horrors of negro rule,” and blasted Republicans for promoting and passing legislation that went onto become the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which states that “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” cannot be used to stop someone voting.