Robert Watson Winston (1860 - 1944) was, in every sense, a man of his age. A Democratic politician from the state of North Carolina, he penned this highly prejudiced article about segregation (he liked it). He packed his column with all sorts of fifty cent words like "miscegenation", "quadroons" and "octoroon". He was yet one more white Southerner who feared "race blending" and the sharing of political power with African-Americans. He was delighted that so many of them were headed to the more industrialized states in the North.