Daniel Edgar Day's Letter to The Editor was published in Time Magazine 1945
. Cynthia Day informed me that Daniel was a writer for the Military as well.
Permit me to 1) express my gratification for your piece on Mary McLeod Bethune (TIME, July 22) and 2) slip TIME a detonating A-bomb for using the term "Negress" which made my brown face take on a reddish hue. The original article
Negroes don't like "Negress" any more than Jews like "Jewess" and consider it a slur. . . .
DANIEL E. DAY
Major, Field Artillery
Interesting to note that famous black freethinker, George Schuyler pointed out in the same series of Letters that if blacks accept Negro, why not Negress? :)
-- Reggie Finley Sr. -08-22-2007