Sham Democracy

July 23, 1858

An item which comments on a “contemptuous and brutal remark in the Washington Union:  “The negro empire of Hayti frequently reminds us of the way in which a flock of monkeys will satirize the employment of human beings”.   The article criticizes the attempt “to make complexional differences a subject of ridicule or reproach.  It takes a patent American ‘democrat’ to do that.”