Russell to RPW letter March 1965
An angry letter from a reader in California.
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Just a few lines of my own to display my disgust and remorse as to what the white citizenry of this so-called free country is forced to read and assimilate these days.
I’m enclosing your article and also this PROPOGANDA THAT THE COMMIES COULD LEARN FROM.
What is to become of our RACE, woe is me, if fools like yourselves and sweet-talkers and bull-shitters try to force these Niggers on our back.
Look here, if any of our fool-hardy whites want to read about the Negroes they’ve only to buy one of their magazines; there’s quite a few of them, I understand.
You are encouraging a NATION RULED BY NIGGERS AND POPULATED SOLELY BY THEM: with the white race sold down the river.
I AM NOT A BIGOT: I AM JUST FACING THE HARD FACTS AND TRUTHS.
I want to be with my own race. I AM AGAINST RACIAL MIXING. MOST OF US ARE DISGUSTED TO HELL WITH THESE BOOGIES BEING FORCED ON OUR PEOPLE.
GOD DAMN IT QUIT THIS OR ELSE THE LOOK MAGAZINE WILL BE OVER-LOOKED BY THE WHITES AS A WORTH*WHILE PIECE OF MATERIAL TO READ.
STOP THIS BRAIN-WASHING AND LET US RENEW OUR PRIDE IN OUR OWN. We have to struggle plenty to get by in life without any group or any one caring a darn. Why should these blacks be given extra priviledges [privileges] and attention?
A DISGUSTED AND HUMILIATED CITIZEN,
Mrs. A. Russell
AFTER FIVE DAYS RETURN TO [Postage: 10 cents]
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ROBERT PENN WARREN
C/O LOOK MAGAZINE
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New York, N.Y. #10022
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Robert Penn Warren
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New York, N.Y.
Attention: Miss Helen Strauss