roads, as well as a railway depot, Elko has a future history.
Will that history be made and told by the offspring of Mongolian slaves?
a street scene shows us how the White
children of California
are being trained to regard their Yellow brother.
shouts a boy to his playmate; “let's pelt him.”
The two urchins stop their play to shy pebbles at a Mongol labourer toiling at his task, giving his fair day's labour for his unfair day's wage.
No one appears to think these urchins wrong in pelting that unoffending man.
“It's only John!”
fires up the first lad, as I catch his arm and shake the pebbles from his fist.
“It's only John!
Don't you see it's only John?”
This habit of looking on a Yellow face as scum and filth, has grown up with these lads from their cradles, just as the habit of looking on a Black face used to grow up with Georgian and Virginian lads.
Born in the Golden State
, these boys have seen, since they could see at all, their Yellow neighbours treated like dogs-pushed, shouldered, cuffed, and kicked by every White
At home they see their Chinese