Federal Responses to the Great Depression
Read the sentence from a Chicago newspaper account of a race riot during the Red Summer.
Some of the victims were chased, caught and dragged into alleys and lots, where they were left for dead. In all parts of the city,
white mobs dragged from surface cars, black passengers wholly ignorant of any trouble, and set upon them.
The writer of this account was most likely sympathetic to which group?
Chicago's white population
Chicago's black population
Chicago's working class
This article describes a race riot that occurred in Chicago in the summer of 1919 when a white mob stoned a young black boy to
death because he swam too close to the “white beach” on Lake Michigan. The
, from which this excerpt
comes, was the city’s leading African American newspaper. The language describing "white mobs" attacking "black passengers
wholly ignorant of any trouble," who were "chased, caught and dragged into alleys and lots, where they were left for dead,"
suggests that the author is sympathetic to Chicago's black population.