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Ellen G. White’s Use Of The Term “Race War”, and Related Insights - Contents
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    A. Past Fulfillment

    History shows that the race predictions we have examined were fulfilled in an historic and specific manner within the first two decades of the twentieth century.EGWUTRW 31.1

    There was “slavery”—politically, economically, socially. That which was already operative by the end of the first decade (1910) was perpetuated. But beyond that, in the second decade (1911ff) the bondage increased ten-fold and continued to proliferate.EGWUTRW 31.2

    As to “race war,” again history bears out the accuracy of this prediction. Whereas before the turn of the century there had been acts of violence, generally perpetrated by whites against blacks in the early 1900’s, there was an increased amount of violence by whites against blacks, particularly in the South. These cases of violence increased, and in some cities and counties blacks in large numbers were attacked, lynched, burned, shot, etc.EGWUTRW 31.3

    In reaction to this violence, a few black voices advocated self-defense, the need to fight back as a means of protection. There were, in fact, situations where blacks banded together and resisted.EGWUTRW 31.4

    This was, without question, a dark period in our national chronicles. Fortunately, these flagrant occurrences peaked and began to decline during the second decade of the twentieth century.EGWUTRW 31.5

    History sadly notes that there was yet more violence in the succeeding years, especially until lynching was legally discontinued; yet these times did not match the earlier years in the widespread and flagrant acts of bloodshed and loss of life. Providentially, however, human passions had opportunity to cool with the passing of time and preoccupation with other matters.EGWUTRW 31.6