Suffrage and Women


W.E.B. Du Bois


February 1, 1915

The woman suffrage movement this year needs special protection against its fool friends. One friend of suffrage has issued a circular asking if the New York electorate would be improved if the women voted. She proves that it would be improved to her own satisfaction by showing that it would increase the native-born white vote, decrease the foreign-born white vote, leave the colored vote the same and not increase the vote of criminals. We assume that the author will circulate this remarkable leaflet on the East side and in Harlem.


For attribution, please cite this work as:
Du Bois, W.E.B. 1915. “Suffrage and Women.” The Crisis 9 (4): 192.